Ruckus in J&K House over fatalities in Pak firing

by Antonio Miles February 6, 2018, 14:18
Ruckus in J&K House over fatalities in Pak firing

Both sides said their forces only fired in retaliation after receiving incoming shells and gunfire.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army has vowed to avenge the killing of four soldiers in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. "While direct methods include taking aim and firing, indirect methods involve artillery fire and mortar shelling which will inflict heavier damage to the Pakistani posts", said a senior Indian Army officer, requesting anonymity.

More than 14 people have been killed in Pakistani shelling on the LoC and the global border since January 17.

Outside Parliament, an angry BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said, "Right from the beginning, I am saying gear up for war and break Pakistan into four pieces".

It said the "unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India" had been continuing since the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations. Also, the reports are coming that after 2014, last month was the highest in ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

It may be recalled that four Army personnel including a Captain were martyred on Sunday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

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Elaborating upon the latest cycle of violence, they said it started from December 23 previous year after a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army was killed in sniper fire from across the LoC.

Mushahid Hussain said Pakistan would continue political, moral and diplomatic support to struggle movement of Kashmiri people and resolution of the dispute as per United Nations resolutions. They used small arms automatics and mortars to target Indian positi ons.

An army source said the "unprovoked and indiscriminate firing" began around 3pm on Sunday.

The district administration in Rajouri has also closed schools for some days to ensure safety of children.

Another senior officer claimed, "Pakistan is hurt more than us...that's why the Pak Army refuses to give its casualty figures to its own Parliament".

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