Pakistan Again Violates Ceasefire In Poonch District Of Jammu And Kashmir
17 October 2014
: Pakistani forces fired across the International Border with India in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm Thursday night. Fortunately, no casualty has been reported from the Indian side. The IB and LoC in Jammu region have witnessed heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops since October one which has left eight persons dead and over 94 injured, including 13 security men. Besides nearly 30,000 people have fled from their border homes leaving 113 hamlets deserted along the IB. Indian government has categorically stated its forces will 'continue to respond appropriately' to firing by Pakistan along the border and demanded that Islamabad should take immediate steps to restore peace and tranquility along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Most villages along the International Border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated since Pakistan Rangers targetted villages and BSF positions since Oct 6. Over 20,000 residents of villages close to the border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts have been shifted to 30 relief camps set up at safer places.