1. Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia; 1 BSF jawan injured

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia; 1 BSF jawan injured

One BSF jawan was injured as Pakistan today violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia forcing security force to retaliate.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 12, 2017 9:17 AM
One BSF jawan was injured as Pakistan today violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia forcing security force to retaliate. (Representative image by PTI)

One BSF jawan was injured as Pakistan today violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia forcing security force to retaliate, according to ANI report. The ceasefire violation took place between 7-7:30 am today, the report. This comes after a string such incidents took place in last few days.

The Jammu and Kashmir government yesterday had ordered closure of schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district for two days following shelling of civilian areas in yet another breach of ceasefire by Pakistan. The Deputy Commissioner issued orders for closure of all the schools situated along LoC in Rajouri district for today and tomorrow, a senior officer said. “All schools close to the LoC were shut in the district as a precautionary measure today following the death of a woman and injuries to her husband in shelling by the Pakistan Army”, the officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

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A 35-year-old woman was killed while her husband was injured as Pakistani army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Nowshera sector. The shelling has affected five-six hamlets along the LoC including Sheri Makeri, Namakdali and Khamba since Wednesday night. As many as 27 families have been affected due to the shelling in which many houses,including a school have been damaged partially or severely, he said.

More than 40 farm animals are also reported killed in firing, he added. Two relief camps have been established in Nowshera where 50 persons comprising around 15 families have been settled. District administration has also earmarked additional camps which may be required in case of further ceasefire violation.

Meanwhile, Pakistan yesterday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner here to “condemn” the alleged ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir that killed a man and injured three others. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Indian security forces violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Tandar, Subzkot, Khuiratta, Baroh, Bagsar, Khanjar sectors in PoK early yesterday.

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