J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri, fires mortar shells

In continuous incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violation across the Jammu and Kashmir line of control, Pakistani troops resorted Wednesday in the mortar bombing at various places along the border in the Nowshera sector in the district of Rajouri.

An army spokesman said “Pakistani troops fired light weapons, automatic weapons and mortars at 10:35 am along the LoC in the Nowshera area.” “The Indian army responded strongly and effectively,” he added.

Meanwhile, sources said that while in the LOC Kalsian, Bhawani Baba Khori and was active with Pakistani troops firing indiscriminately mortar grenades, controllers and light weapons on the Indian side.

People hid in their homes because it was difficult to leave the area to safer places at this time.

Significantly, the last-minute incident of the cease-fire violation occurred three days after four civilians, including one woman, were injured in Bandi Chechian Qasba and Poonch areas in the mortar shelling on the other side of the border.

The freshness of the bombings and unprovoked layoffs began the day after Pakistani troops in a meeting, mark with their Indian counterpart to Chakkan Da Bagh in Poonch last week had agreed to keep the peace and quiet at the border.

Following continuous incidents of unprovoked mortar shelling, in addition to automatic and light weapons on the Pakistan side, crossing the Line of Control travel and trade on the Poonch-Rawalakot road is suspended for the two months.

More than 115 Pakistani residents occupied Kashmir who traveled this side along the Poonch-Rawalakot road and were blocked for almost a month due to the suspension of the bus service to return home by road Uri-Muzaffarabad.

This could only be possible after Indian officials have addressed the issue with their counterpart PoK to facilitate the return of cross-passengers of the LoC blocked on both sides. Three Indian passengers stranded on PoK had also returned by Kaman Post on the Uri-Muzaffrabad road.

Since May 1 of this year, nine people, including four soldiers, were killed and 12 wounded in the mortar bombing did not shout and indiscriminate small arms were burned at regular intervals on the Indian side of the Control Line of troops in the districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

Last week, a young commissioner and a woman were killed in Pakistani bombing in the areas of Krishna Ghati and Mendhar, respectively.

The frequent skirmishes along the LoC, attributed to the growing desperation on the Pakistan side to push a maximum number of terrorists into the state this summer, have already made more than 3,000 people, including women and children, migrate from their homes near the border for safer places.

Of these, more than 1,000 are housed in camps established by the district administration, while others have gone to the homes of their relatives.