Indian DHC summoned over ceasefire violations

Aug 09, 2017, 00:10
Indian DHC summoned over ceasefire violations

Ceasefire violation was reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah district on Monday evening.

Reports said the soldier was killed when a sniper fired by Pakistani troops hit him in Mankote sector of Poonch along the LoC.

"Indian troops did not stop firing and as a result villagers were unable to remove her body from in front of their post for quite some time", he added.

The deceased was identified as Sepoy Pawan Kumar of 20 Kumaon regiment.

The Foreign Ministry said "Indian occupation forces" fired along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region's Khuiratta and Karela Sector on August 7, resulting in the killing of a 35-year old woman, Munira Bibi in Karela Sector and injury to another woman, Farena Bibi in Khuiratta Sector.

He said the injured soldier has been taken to the Army hospital here for treatment.

Till August 1, there had been 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures of the Indian Army.

It said despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.