MEA summons Abdul Basit over ceasefire violations
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has been summoned by the Ministry of External Affair(MEA) after the series of continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and heavy shelling in residential areas along the International Border.
The MEA has taken the decision to ensure the safety and security of people, who are facing trouble for more than 100 days. Earlier, in a recent attack, at least six civilians were injured in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in R.S. Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
The Pakistani Rangers, according to reports, started unprovoked shelling targeting Indian posts and civilian areas in Arnia area of R S Pura late on Wednesday. Later, the Pakistani forces also started heavy shelling in Ramgarh area of adjoining Samba sector and other areas of R S Pura. The BSF retaliated the shelling. Two BSF jawans have lost their lives in cross-border firing along the Jammu International border (IB) during the past one week.
TV channels aired the locals in Rajouri showed remains of mortar shells fired from across the border during several ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Media reports said Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms fire and mortar shelling on at least three places in RS Pura and Akhnoor Sectors.
Residents have been asked not to venture out of their houses and take all precautionary measures in the wake of ceasefire violations by Pakistani Ranger following the surgical strikes carried out by Indian army in an apparent response to the Uri attack, in which Pakistani terrorist killed 19 Indian army.
As of now, no causalities have been reported, however, border people have been shifting to safer places. Multiple ceasefire violations have been reported along the International Border and Line of Control after India conducted surgical strikes across the border in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to target staging areas for terrorists last month. Pakistan has, however, a usual, denied the cross-border raids.