The Pakistani army continues to violate ceasefire as a recent firing along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir on Monday led to the death of three people including minors and injuries to eight people.
Pakistani troops once again broke the ceasefire terms along the LoC. According to The Times of India, firing started on Monday along the border in Poonch district of J&K and the heavy shelling led to major casualties in the region. Three people were killed in the firing which included two minors- a 15-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy. Eight civilians also received injuries in the firing and all of them have been admitted to a district hospital of the Digwar sector.
Police officials said that the Pakistani army began firing on Poonch villages and posts along the LoC from early morning on Monday, letting loose mortar shells and automatic gunfire to which the Indian army retaliated in response.
Just last week, its troops had fired along the LoC killing two civilians in the firing. Two soldiers were also injured in another such firing and one army vehicle underwent severe damage. The violation has also caused major problems for the people residing along the border as they have been forced to flee their homes and have taken refuge in the shelter camps created by the government.
On the other hand, the deputy chief minister of J&K has condemned the incident. He has said that Pakistan is a nation of cowards as they show white flags on one side and kill civilians on the other. The incident has also come under verbal attack from other political circles with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan saying that Pak’s claims for peace are hollow.
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistani army has committed a total of 285 violations this year until Aug 1, a major increase from the last year that saw 228 violations altogether.