The four deaths took the toll for January to 10, almost equalling the number of deaths in entire 2017 in such cross-border firings.
Farmlands have craters due to mortar bombs and have turned into live minefields. In Jhora farm in RS Pura, 150 khullas or mud houses of Gujjars were burned down in the shelling.
After the 2016 attack on the Uri brigade, the army has taken up number of measures to improve security around its installation close to LoC.
“We can describe the situation as tense. Earlier, there had been firing along the LoC and now they have started firing along the international border as well,” Sharma said.
Earlier in an FIR, NIA named Saeed as an accused, besides organisations such as the Hurriyat Conference (factions led by Geelani and Mirwaiz Farooq), Hizbul Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Milat.
Refusing to divulge the names against whom the agency is pressing charges, the officials said that a substantial number of material and technical evidence have been gathered during the probe to file a charge sheet in the case.
Army officials said that seven Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others were injured. Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Monday that they will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost.
The militants were neutralised in a joint operation launched by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and the CRPF.
Rashidi, who studied at the Darul Uloom in Deoband, runs the Jamiat-us-Salihaat madrasa in Handwara, north Kashmir.
On Wednesday, he had asked legislators in the J&K Assembly not to express happiness over the killing of militants as they too were “brothers”.
A rock carving in Kashmir has been found as the oldest known evidence of humans recording supernovas, as researchers have found out.
Omar Abdullah also questioned the need for a special representative on Kashmir. He asked the Centre to spell out the roles and responsibilities of interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma
J-K governor NN Vohra also called for tough and targeted actions by the security forces to ensure that the arc of violence does not spread from the fringes to the mainstream.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has said Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till December 10, and 110 times along the IB till November-end.
In 2016, 37 species of birds were spotted in Hokersar, 25 of which were migratory, and 12 were resident.