Kashmir, August 13: A ceasefire violation was reported in Uri Sector of Baramulla District of the valley on Sunday. The cross border firing injured three jawans of Border Security Force. Indian Army launched a retaliatory attack, targeting Pakistani posts.
The unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Uri came shortly after their forces violated the ceasefire in Naushera sector of Rajouri.
Miffed by increased cases of ceasefire violations, India had registered its protest to the counsellor in Pakistan High Commission in the national capital. Ministry of external affairs, in its release had said, “Counsellor Tariq Karim in the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs today [August 9] and a demarche was made lodging strong protest at the fatal casualty of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan’s forces in the Krishna Ghati Sector on 8 August 2017. The incident was condemned in strongest term and it was conveyed that such loss of life was highly deplorable.”
The release added, “Our grave concern at the continuing incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) was also shared. Despite repeated calls for restraint and call to adhere to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistan forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC this year so far. “