Jammu and Kashmir Congress says heavy shelling led to 'war-like situation' along LoC

The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Sunday claimed that the heavy shelling by Pakistani troops has led to a 'war-like situation' along the Line of Control and the International Border.

PTI February 25, 2018 21:38:21 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Congress says heavy shelling led to 'war-like situation' along LoC

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Sunday claimed that the heavy shelling by Pakistani troops has led to a "war-like situation" along the Line of Control and the International Border.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief G A Mir expressed concern over the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in Uri sector in north Kashmir and urged the state government to ensure the safety of border residents.

Jammu and Kashmir Congress says heavy shelling led to warlike situation along LoC

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"It was after over 15 years that Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Uri sector forcing local people to migrate to safer places," Mir said. "The repeated ceasefire violations have led to a war-like situation time and again all along the Line of Control and the International Border in recent years, leading to heavy causalities of civilians and army jawans," Mir said.

He questioned the success of the policy of the BJP government at the Centre towards the neighbouring country. He said the BJP used to question the policy of the previous UPA government even though the situation was comparatively much better on the borders with Pakistan, with fewer ceasefire violations and a lesser number of causalities.

"An unfortunate situation prevailing along IB and LoC in the state due to unabated ceasefire violations was adversely affecting the lives of border residents who had to suffer huge losses in recent years," he said.

Pakistani troops have resorted to heavy shelling of late. At least 19 people - 10 security personnel and nine civilians - have died and more than 75 people injured in Pakistani shelling along LoC and IB in Jammu region this year until February 14.

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