Militants trying to infiltrate Indian borders fled back to the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, after their efforts were spoiled by the firing of army troops. Earlier today, a tense encounter was reported between the Indian Army and militants at the LoC in Lahore. The encounter, that took place in the Karnah sector in Kupwara saw 1 army jawan of the 26 Rajput Regiment injured.
The Indian army has reportedly been facing such incidents of infiltration on a regular basis. Even the Indian Prime Minister, in his Independence Day address, warned against cross-border terrorism. Earlier in August Pakistan had rejected India’s charge of infiltration in Kashmir, after its High Commissioner Abdul Basit had been summoned. Basit was given a strong demarche over the country’s long-standing support to cross-border terrorism. The Indian government has time and again condemned the neighbour’s glorification of terrorism. Pakistan’s Foreign office had rejected the Indian claims of border infiltration. The statement read that Pakistan remained committed to the policy of not allowing its lands for the seeding or nurturing of any terrorist activities.
The Kashmir valley has been in a major turmoil for more than 45 days now, after the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani. The valley, which continues to see cross-border terrorism after years is already facing an unrest following regular clashes between stone pelters and armed forces. The PoK has also been in the news following Pakistan government’s negligence in the region. The people have been victims of atrocities of atrocities of the Pakistani forces. The elections are also reported to have been rigged for years.