Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire for eighth consecutive day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 01, 2019, 04.50 PM(IST)

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Earlier today the Pak army had violated the ceasefire along the LoC in J&K's Poonch district, leaving a woman injured. The woman was identified as Naseem Akhtar. Another civilian was injured in the Uri sector due to ceasefire violation.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir for the eighth consecutive day on Friday.

At 1800 hours, Pakistan violated ceasefire along LoC in Mendhar and Krishna Ghati sectors of Rajouri and Poonch’ Balakote.

Another violation took place in Rajouri district's Nowshera sector at 16:15 hours where the Indian Army retaliated in counter-firing.

Earlier today the Pak army had violated the ceasefire along the LoC in J&K's Poonch district, leaving a woman injured. The woman was identified as Naseem Akhtar.

On Thursday, a woman was killed and a jawan was injured when Pakistani Army heavily shelled civilian areas and forward posts in six sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.

The firing and mortar shelling continued night long in several sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said.

The Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire for over 60 times during the last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir, in which one woman was killed and 9 people were injured.

2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violation, numbering 2,936 by Pakistani troops, in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border. Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.

(With inputs from agencies)

 

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