Pakistan shells kill 14-year-old, her uncle; seven injured

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that “Indian troops were retaliating strongly and effectively”.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: May 14, 2017 4:14 am
Ceasefire Violation , jammu kashmi firing, rajouri, rajouri firing, rajouri ceasefire violation, pakistan ceasefire violation, India news, Latest news Ceasefire violation: The damaged wall of a government school following firing of mortar shells from Pakistan side at Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on Thursday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Two civilians were killed and seven, including four Army personnel, were injured after Pakistani troops fired 120 mm and 80 mm mortar at various places in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on the Line of Control on Saturday.

The two dead civilians were 14-year-old Afiya and her uncle Tufail Hussain, 50, police said. Tufail’s wife Jaitoon Begum has been admitted to Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu, with injuries. A mortar shell fell near the house in Jhanghar in which they were.

Tufail and Jaitoon had moved to Jhanghar from Mendhar in Poonch district after purchasing a plot of land only last year.

Afiya and her parents had come from Mendhar to stay with the couple some days ago.

Two other women and four Armymen were injured in the Pakistani shelling that started around 7.15 am, police said. The injured women were identified as Sonia and Rekha Devi, both of whom were evacuated to a hospital in Nowshera by police during a short break in the shelling in the afternoon.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that “Indian troops were retaliating strongly and effectively”. Firing was ongoing until evening.

The stepped-up firing from across the LoC in Nowshera sector came nearly 48 hours after a 35-year-old woman was killed and her husband injured in Pakistani shelling in Laam on Wednesday night. The victims were inside their home when a shell landed nearby.

A day earlier, a BSF constable was injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers in Arnia sector of Samba district on the international border. As the BSF retaliated, the Rangers escalated to mortar shelling on BSF positions, to which the BSF responded effectively.

While the escalation in the situation along the LoC in Nowshera sector has sparked a migration of people living in the border areas, many were stranded, waiting for the shelling to stop. Nearly 20 people, including women and children, were evacuated from Jhanghar by the civil administration with the help of the police, and were brought to Nowshera via Laam.

Nowshera subdivisional magistrate Harbans Lal Sharma said teams comprising officials of the civil administration and police had been rushed to places like Baba Khori, Kalsiyan, Jhanghar, Makri and Taryath, but they were unable to proceed due to the continued shelling by Pakistan. The damage to property, if any, will be ascertained only once the shelling stops, he added.

Sharma confirmed that nearly 150 people, including women and children, have so far arrived at camps set up by the administration at safer places, while another 300-400 have moved to the homes of
their relatives.

Meanwhile, Rajouri deputy commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has ordered the closure of all schools near the LoC in Rajouri district. He put the number of such schools at 87 — situated in 56 villages of Rajouri, Nowshera, Manjakote and Qilla Darhal tehsils. Three school buildings have been damaged in the shelling.

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    Annayya
    May 14, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Restraint is lacking, may be due to summer overheat and premeditated perceptions, exchange programs are needed, youth, politicians, patriots, freedom fighters, liberals and upcoming development notions above partisan cages etc. Hope a consensus will arise towards thwarting of the doomsday hysteria
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      k s
      May 14, 2017 at 7:11 am
      Today, India is looked down by ot's own citizens. All because it did not do anything after be-heading of our brave jawans. Fee already a bit let-down.
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        ayesha siddiqui
        May 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
        7 stanis killed in reply by indian border force, just out in dawn newspaper, Ever since stan Army got Raheel Sharif, there is Genocide of Afghans under the false flag mission zarb azab, chemical bomb attack at baloch, stani Rangers kil thousands of Innocent Sindhis under so called combing operation, 450 kashmiris lost their lives by cease fire violations started by stan. What does stan army want, they butchered 3.5 million bengalis, until bengalis got up and tore stanis rear side and made a new country. They think Afghan Taliban is their slave, so they will never understand stan armies occupation plan?
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          Khan Mashal
          May 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm
          Book by prophet Confucius must be banned in PoJK.
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            Mangalorean
            May 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm
            Now Our Jaitley will come up with same commemnt 'This sacrifice will not go in vain'. Modi govt. Should stop hypocrisy, either it should talk to peace or to cut all relationship with pak and wage a full-scale war. There shouldn't be any death of civilian or soldiers for the political gain
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              Kul Bhushan
              May 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm
              Why our Government is in deep slumber since Surgical Strike? Is there any possibility of their waking-up?
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                sohail
                May 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm
                Their is no election.may be after a year Gujrat. We can see some jumlas or fekk war
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                Michelle:Vedic:human
                May 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm
                History of KASMIRI MUZZIES: Omar ABDULLAH son of Farouk ABDULLAH,-----Farouk ABDULLAH son of sheik ABDULLAH,-----sheik ABDULLAH son of ibrahim ABDULLAH,----ibrahim ABDULLAH son of KASHTRIYA Hindu Kashmiri pundit,-----RAGHAV RAM KAUL,----Omar ABDULLAH wife is a Hindu PAYAL and Omar ABDULLAH sister's husband is a Hindu SACHIN PILOT son of RAJESH PILOT,---these abdulah's ancestroul root is a Hindu,---these abdulah's are traitors who became DESH DROHIS,---Jai hind.
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                  sohail
                  May 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                  This Governments and RSS has only one agenda ,fighting and fighting.with own peoples. After this Modi came on powar,every politicals parties are fighting and every indians fighting and the hate increasing day by day. What is this ? Disasters is soon visible if not changed the sick mind at ude
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                    Michelle:Vedic:human
                    May 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm
                    Your r-an-Di AMMI must have lost memories of your biological abbu after 3ripple Di-ck as per islam,----Jai hind.
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                      Solution
                      May 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm
                      Gali bolte paida hua tha RSS/Chaddi. Pahli gali main ko hi dia hoga. Please grow up urchins.Abuse is the language of sick minded.
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                        sohail
                        May 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm
                        Radha is yourAmmi iOf KrishanaBhadvaa. We can seprates by giving triple talaq,but Bhadve your religen donot have any rull for talaq.so you live with i w life time
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                          DILIP
                          May 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                          At least Radha and Krishna had full some holistic innovative sxx life and satisfying on the contrary poor bullied Ayisha was ra pa ed by the camel herder feku Popat and then forcibly removed her c l i t ( caaried out FGM) as per the barbaric Sharia so that she never enjo her sxx life nor ever enjo the joys of a c li max, Pe do has nothing to gloat about, fraudster. Hindus are civilised then the Islamo Fascsist.
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                          Hedonist
                          May 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm
                          Mohajjar Kaffur hating is in your religion.Dont p the buck
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                          Michelle:Vedic:human
                          May 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm
                          All these just for 72 HOURIES as per Koran: "Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them." Koran 2:191 "Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood." Koran 9:123 "When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them." Koran 9:5 "Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable." Koran 3:85 "The Jews and the Christians are PEVERTS fight them."... Koran 9:30 "Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam" Koran 5:33 "Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boi water melt their skin and bellies." Koran 22:19 "The unbelievers are stupid urge the Muslims to fight them." Koran 8:65 "Muslims must not take the infidels as friends." Koran 3:28 "Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur''an." Koran 8:12 "Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels." Koran..
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                            Michelle:Vedic:human
                            May 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm
                            Hinduism is the most ancient code of ethics that's been followed in the world, the most ancient Dharma. Hinduism was not only limited to the Indian subcontinent. As a matter of fact, Hinduism has its firm footprints as far away as Europe and Africa. From time to time various Hindu artefacts are discovered in various parts of the world. Hinduism was there prior to spread of Islam or Christianity and was the way of life in majority of the world. The pre-Islamic Hindu history of the non-Muslim West Asia appears to have begun at least 9,000 years ago and it continued for millennia, at last seeing extermination of its followers after Mohammad started spreading Islam, and with the destruction of the Hindu shrine of Kaaba. Hinduism and vedic culture in Arabia
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                              Joshyramamurthy Murthy
                              May 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm
                              Please kill more people , please its a great, if you kill more men, I will get profit because, 1. Kashmiri ladies are very fair, seducing liked by all my customers in my bothel and lodges across India 2. Customers like to sleep with kashmiri as their colours are like westerners, we give kashmiri women very modern dress to wear , they are trained to dance in nude in house full parties, great demand customers pay tens of thousands 3. Rich people take them for tour ( group tour, one kashmiri girl with 10 men, it reduces cost per head) 4. I have kept my sisters, relatives in business, as they will have lot of money enjoyment and lavish lifestyle nothing wrong in it 5. Kill all kashmiri men, so that I will get many many kashmiri apple like girls to my business, 6. Oh my god they are so seducing, simply impossible to resist, I too spent uninterrupted six month with few aunties like sunanda pushkar, they wear jeans, sleeveless, backless, blouseless saree etc. Kashmiri really jannat yaar!!
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                                sohail
                                May 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm
                                After Mahabharat all female is sleep with Mugals ? Or with whom ?
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                                  Asit Nag
                                  May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm
                                  Firing across the LOC has become a routine affair and the international media have started ignoring such incidents. India cannot and should not remain a silent spectator. It should not only return the fire but should always respond with much heavier firepower so that some serious damage is caused on the other side of the LOC.This is perhaps the only way by which we can make the stanis understand that we mean business.
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                                    Hasina
                                    May 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm
                                    56 inch wale PM, saalon pai Nuke bomb phainkon. Ek baar main kisa khatam karo, Bahut sahai liye yeh arabnised s.
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