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Pakistan Accuses India of Firing Shelling Across LoC

Posted by on Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:46
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Pakistan accused the Indian army of violating the Line of Control (LoC) in Sialkot sector again on Friday, News reported. Indian firing and shelling occurred in Charwah, Bajwat and other sectors in the Sialkot region injuring three people.

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This is the latest in the ongoing violations of the LoC between India and Pakistan. Both sides have carried out tit for tat attacks, and allegations continue to be exchanged over who began the ongoing conflict.

On October 23 Pakistan had accused the Indian army of violating the LoC in Sialkot again.

Unprovoked firing and shelling had allegedly occurred in the Chaprar and Charwah sectors displacing many people from their homes.

India meanwhile had claimed that a paramilitary soldier was killed while three others were injured in firing on the night of October 22, BBC News had reported. The firing had continued till the next morning.

Unprovoked Indian firing in the Sialkot sector on October 21 had allegedly injured eight civilians in Pakistan.

On October 19, a Pakistani military official had said a civilian was killed and two others were injured in the same region.

Pakistan had accused India of killing a Punjab Rangers’ official on October 17 in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector.

On October 15, Indian troops had opened shelling from across the LoC, injuring a woman. The Indian shelling had hit the civilian population of Datoot village of Nakyal Tehsil of Kotli.

On October 11, Indian troops had fired mortars across the LoC, killing a child and wounding three other people.

Four people were injured because of Indian shelling on the Line of Control on October 4 in the Kotli area.

Furthermore, on September 2 the Indian Army had carried out unprovoked shelling in the Nakyal sector leaving numerous children stranded inside a local school.

On August 27, at least five people, including two women and a girl, were injured by heavy shelling and unprovoked firing in the same area. The continuous shelling and bombardment across the LoC had forced the natives to flee.

Moreover, on August 26 unprovoked firing from the Indian Army had injured six civilians.

Pakistani authorities, on August 25, had accused the Indian army of cross-border shelling that killed two women and wounded seven other civilians in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

On August 24, the Indian army had allegedly violated ceasefire in the Nakyal sector, by firing across the border and killing one Pakistani soldier besides injuring a woman.

Since the beginning of the year, Delhi and Islamabad have regularly accused each other of violating the ceasefire.

In September, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met in New York and had agreed to maintain peace on the border but their pledge seems to have made little difference according to correspondents.

On October 22, Nawaz, while on a trip to the US, had vowed to go the “extra mile” to make peace with India. He had said that through dialogue, the two countries can resolve all issues including Kashmir.

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