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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector, Indian Army retaliates: Reports

The Centre and Home Minister are monitoring the situation closely, the J&K Deputy Chief Minister said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2017 9:12 pm
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Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, even as the Indian Army retaliated in response to the unprovoked shelling, reported news agency ANI. The violation comes days after the Pakistani Army resorted to firing and shelling close to the Line of Control (LoC), in Nowshera and Manjakote sectors of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Centre and Home Minister are monitoring the situation closely, we are dealing with it. The situation will get better,” Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh told ANI. Ever since unprovoked shelling from Pakistan began last week, at least six people have lost their lives and nearly 1,700 civilians have been evacuated from hamlets in the area.

“Inter-departmental teams deputed by the district administration for damage assessment reported small arms firing from 4 pm yesterday (Monday) in Sarya village followed by firing in Khamba, Anwas and Bhandar villages,” Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told PTI.

Owing to the tense situation, over 51 schools of the Nowshera region and 36 of Manjakote and Doongi zones have been closed for an indefinite period. Besides, families of those killed during the firing will be given compensation as per the norms.

The Centre has assured Rs. five lakh, while the state government will be giving the kin Rs. one lakh.

The displaced people, who are currently lodged in relief camps have access to food, electricity, bedding, first aid, medical care, drinking water and sanitary facilities Choudhary told PTI. “Six ambulances have been pressed into action for shifting of the injured. One mobile medical unit was stationed at Nowshera and another deputed to forward areas,” Choudhary is quoted as saying by PTI.

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  1. madhusudan Bangalore
    May 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm
    The military generals and top politicians of STAN in power are real enemy of that country who are indulged in constant war phobia with its neighbors with objective to conceal their misdeeds. Most of top politicians and military generals of stan are enjoying luxurious life in foreign heavens by looting all resources of stan while people are forced to live in acute poverty and backwardness. This fact must be realized by people otherwise these looters will completely destroy stan in coming years by continuing war phobia with India.
    1. P
      May 16, 2017 at 11:50 pm
      I don't know when will we change our policy? Our reaction is always late and stan knows the fact. The violated ceasefire the day before yesterday and our Army will get the nod next week to act mildly . Instead our Army should have retaliated with furious vengence then and there. three or four such harsh response, and we will see stan going in its slumber sleep for months together. We all know, offensive is the best defensive.