Today the Pakistani Army once again violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Colonel Manish Mehta, “The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Krishna Ghati sector of LoC twice in the last 12 hours.”
Colonel Mehta added, “They used small arms and rockets to target our positions. The firing lasted for half hour.”
Thankfully, there were no damages or loss of life reported due to these infractions. The second attack by the Pakistani Army occurred at 6 in the morning, with the firing lasting for a full ten minutes. In another ceasefire violation, however, one Army jawan was injured during a firing at a BSF post in Hiranagar in Jammu.
According to Colonel Manish Mehta, Indian troops did not retaliate to this unprovoked firing and ceasefire violation.
On Sunday, three heavily armed terrorists, who had crossed over from Pakistan into India, were killed by Indian soldiers near the LoC, as reported by IBNLive. A gun battle had ensued in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir during which the terrorists were killed.
This was the second infiltration attempt by militants in Tangdhar sector within a week.
Meanwhile, tension is high in Kashmir. Recently Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had warned of strict action being taken against those who wave Pakistani flags, yet in the Kashmir Valley, Pakistani flags continue to be raised. Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that the flags will continue to be hoisted.
“Pakistan is our benefactor. It is supporting the right of self-determination to Kashmir. People here love Pakistan,” added Geelani.