Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, resorts to unprovoked firing

The BSF did not retaliate and firing from across the border stopped.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: August 13, 2014 10:22:31 am

In continued incidents of ceasefire violation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Rangers have resorted to unprovoked firing at various places in Arnia area of R S Pura sector near Jammu since Tuesday night.

According to a BSF spokesperson, the trouble followed a burst of fire from Pakistan side around 9 pm on Tuesday. The BSF did not retaliate and firing from across the border stopped.

However, after a brief lull, it re-started around 1.30 am with Pakistan Rangers targeting BSF posts in Chinaz and Pittal areas. The latter also retaliated and the exchange of firing continued till morning. There was no damage or injury on the Indian side.

This has been the fifth incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan during the last three days after it released a BSF jawan, who was swept away across the border by Chenab waters, as a goodwill gesture.

Sources attribute increased incidents of ceasefire violation to attempts by Pakistan to provide cover to armed terrorists who have been making desperate attempts to sneak into the state ahead of Independence Day and also the upcoming assembly polls.

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