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Stop violating ceasefire agreement: Rajnath Singh to Pakistan

"Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations now and understand the reality that times have changed in India," Rajnath Singh said.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2014 11:41 am

India on Monday asked Pakistan to stop violating the ceasefire agreement after heavy shelling and firing from across the border left five villagers dead and at least 50 injured.

“Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations now and understand the reality that times have changed in India,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

He said the Centre is monitoring the situation and Jammu and Kashmir government is taking steps to provide relief to the residents of border areas affected by Pakistani firing.

Congress said the ceasefire violations by Pakistan were a “serious issue” and it should desist from such activities.

“Whatever Pakistan is doing is certainly a serious matter. And we want to tell Pakistan that indulging in such activities is not good for that country,” Congress leader Rashid Alvi said.

Condemning Pakistan’s actions, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said it is despicable that such incidents have occurred on Eid. “There cannot be anything worse than this,” the Congress leader said.

Five villagers were killed and at least 50 injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops targeting hamlets and outposts along the International Border in Jammu district since last night in one of the worst ceasefire violations.

This was the 11th ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir during last four days. On October 3, Pakistani troops and Rangers violated
ceasefire in Gulmarg sector of Kashmir Valley and in Poonch and Jammu sectors in which a girl was killed and six persons were injured.

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  1. Purna Varma
    Oct 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm
    The porkis are hard up for land. They have no right to kill and injure Kashmiris. That too during the Eid. Those dead and injured are Indian Muslims. The porkis should be sed back and a war declared to arrive to a solution. Perhaps the porkis themselves due to their disagreement wants an end to their internal suffering.
    1. G
      G.Srikanth Goud
      Oct 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm
      "Jai Ho Bharat Matha Ki Jai" "Hindustan Duga Matha Ki Shakti Ka Roop"Treatment given to Injury but Removal given to Septic Part" stan is full of Septic requires hard and stringent removal action "stan ko Hatavo Duniako Bachavo". The immediate action is required to take back our "stan Occupied Kashmir-POK" . What is the need in recording the violations of LOC - Cease Fire Agreements, killings, encroachments, dishonest, internal bomb attacks-killing, waging war against India etc., enough, enough, enough. "ISKU SAMAG SIKAVO" - "JAWAB DEV". Jai Mataji, Jai Hind, Bharat Matha Ki Jai, G.SRIKANTH GOUD, ADVOCATE, HYDERABAD.
      1. J
        Oct 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm
        India has right to destroy nuclear weapons, terrorist bases, Pak Army, ISI network for peace and security in western neighbourhood. Neither UN, nor US can force India against terror. Freedom for Sindh and Baloch and referendum to join India as union territory should be option.
        1. V
          Oct 6, 2014 at 6:43 am
          We should nuke both stan and China. No doubt, India too would be finished, but for once in our history we would have stood up to outside forces. As Krishna reminds Arjuna, sometimes fighting an all destructive war is necessary. Like Arjuna, we are using beautiful words of non-violence and peace simply to cover up our fear of death. We should look to Krishna for inspiration and fight"I am the beginning, the middle and the end that all must come toI am abundant life. I am also death - the shatterer of life.So, pick up your arms and fight.Take all things with an even mind - Pain or pleasure,Joy or sorrow,Victory or defeat"