We are not at war. Or are we? The recent antics of the Pakistani army are questionable because attacking innocent children and civilians is neither glorious nor acceptable. Our neighboring country has forced us to re-think the relationship we share with them.
In a clear unprovoked ceasefire violation, Pakistan attacked the Bhimber Gali and Poonch sectors. The troops also opened fire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district which falls in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Three government schools came under a rain of shells with more than 200 students left stranded.
All students and staff were successfully evacuated with the help of bulletproof vehicles. The heavy mortar shelling took place around 6:45 am in the Bhimber Gali and Poonch sectors, whereas at least three schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district came under attack around 1:50 pm.
A defense spokesperson informed India Today,
The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapon, and mortars from 0645 hours in the Bhimbher Gali (Rajouri) and Poonch sectors along the Line of Control.
For two days in a row, the Pakistani army has initiated indiscriminate firing. Earlier, an Indian army soldier and an 8-year-old girl were killed in Poonch. Indian top officers have sent a strong warning to their counterparts in Pakistan saying that the army “reserved the right to retaliate appropriately” to such a violation.
It is shameful for Pakistan to attack unarmed peaceful people in India, that too a number of schools. Only a few years back, in 2014, the Peshawar school massacre had shaken the souls of people not only in Pakistan but in India, too.
As the Indian people stood with Pakistan to condemn the attacks by terror groups which killed hundreds of school children, this time it is Pakistan’s army which targeted Indian schools. We wonder how different is Pakistan’s army from those terror groups which had the heart to kill little children?