LoC flare-up: India says ‘deplorable’ that Pakistan chose festive occasion to disrupt peace in J&K

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    LoC flare-up: India states ‘awful’ that Pakistan selected festive event to disrupt peace in J&K.

    By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |

    Updated: November 14, 2020 7: 16: 04 pm





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    Condemning in greatest terms the “unprovoked ceasefire infraction” by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), which left 5 security workers and 6 civilians dead, India on Saturday stated it was “extremely deplorable” that Islamabad picked a joyful occasion to interrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a statement, said the “Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned by MEA and a strong protest was lodged” over the occurrence.

    Watch: Heavy shelling from Pakistan soldiers in Kupwara’s Tangdhar town pic.twitter.com/PWXcV3pXMu

    The Indian Express(@ IndianExpress) November 13, 2020

    ” India condemns, in greatest terms, the purposeful targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces. It is highly terrible that Pakistan selected a festive event in India to interrupt peace and commit violence in Jammu and Kashmir through coordinated shooting along the length of the LoC,” the MEA specified.

    New Delhi likewise highly opposed Pakistan’s ongoing assistance to cross border seepage into India. The MEA stated Pakistan was reminded of its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India.

    On Friday, a day ahead of Diwali, 11 individuals, consisting of 4 soldiers and a BSF jawan, died in “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Pakistan, officials said. Sources informed The Indian Express that a minimum of “six to eight” Pakistani soldiers were eliminated in retaliatory fire.

    The Army had said in a declaration that “Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC spread across numerous sectors to consist of Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam”, and utilized “mortars and other weapons”. “Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas,” it said.

    Sources informed The Indian Express that the Pakistani soldiers eliminated in Indian shooting include 2 Unique Service Group task forces. “Nearly a dozen Pakistani soldiers were likewise hurt,” sources said.

    Smoke emanating from blown up shells in the forest location of Gurez town in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. (Express image)

    This year, there has actually been a considerable escalation in ceasefire offenses by Pakistan. According to official data, there have been 4,052 such incidents up until now this year– 25 percent more than the 3,233 offenses throughout 2019.

    These occurrences have been increasing over the last 2 months, with 394 offenses in October and 128 up until now this month. Before Friday, a minimum of 20 civilians and five soldiers were killed in such events this year.

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