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They have least faith in Ramzan & Holy Quran: Jitendra Singh on ceasefire violation by Pakistan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 21, 2018, 03:43 PM IST

File photo: Union minister Jitendra Singh. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday launched a stinging attack on Pakistan for unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the international border even during the holy month of Ramzan, a day after the Pakistani Rangers called and 'pleaded' to stop firing.

He said that this was the most 'napaak' activity that Pakistan could indulge in during the holy month. 

The minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office said that by firing from across the border Pakistan had proved to the world that it had no faith in Ramzan, Islam and Holy Quran. 

The unprovoked mortar shelling started in the morning, with Pakistani Rangers firing 80 my and 120 my mortars on civilian areas. In view of the firing, there was panic in the area with people staying indoors.

Significantly, on Sunday, a security forces spokesperson said: “Rangers had called up Jammu BSF formation and beseeched to stop firing.” He added that “for last three days, the precision fire of BSF troopers on Pak firing locations inflicted heavy loss to them”.

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The ceasefire violations and attempts to infiltrate the International Border by Pakistan have significantly increased in the fasting month of Ramzan.

Last week, Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled villages and Border out Posts in Jammu, killing two BSF jawans and four civilians, while injuring 12 others.