Pakistan protests ceasefire violations by India

On a day when India claimed there have been 192 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir till July 29 this year, Islamabad retorted by lodging a 'protest' with New Delhi over what it alleged was "unprovoked" violation of ceasefire on August 8 that resulted in the death of a woman. According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, the issue of " unprovoked Ceasefire Violations at LoC", was raised with the Indian Deputy High Commissioner.

Both countries have been embroiled in a war of words over repeated ceasefire violations that have resulted in civilian deaths apart from casualties to the defence personnel. The violations have also cast a shadow on the proposed meeting of the national security advisors of the two sides.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, minister of state for Home Affairs Parathibhai Chaudhry said 22 people were injured while 7,110 persons were temporarily affected and 50 houses were damaged on account of ceasefire violations. In 2014 there were 430 ceasefire violations that killed 14 people, including 12 civilians and two BSF personnel, besides affecting 2.08 lakh people, Mr Chaudhary added.

Pakistan for its part raised the issue of the death of 28-year-old-Fareeda, resident of village Nadheri, District Kotli, who was injured in the firing and succumbed on Tuesday. Pakistan also condemned what it alleged was again "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian security forces at the LoC in Nakial sector near Kotli and Bhimber Gali sector on 9 August.

Pakistan claims Indian security forces have committed 37 and 24 unprovoked cease fire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary in July and August respectively.

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