New Delhi, May 8: Twenty three people were killed in 2015 and 2016 in almost daily violations of a 2003 ceasefire between India and Pakistan, according to Right to Information (RTI) from the Ministry of Home Affairs, as per PTI report. Also Read - Indian Navy Inducts Two American Predator Drones On Lease, Can Be Deployed On China Border
The RTI response comes just a few days after two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies were mutilated by Pakistani army. The soldiers were killed after the Pakistani side opened fire on the Indian posts in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, and members of their Border Action Team (BAT) attacked a patrol party. Also Read - PM Imran Khan Approves Chemical Castration of Rapists in Pakistan, Law Soon to be Presented in Parliament
As many as 1,142 terror incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir between 2012 and 2016 in which 236 security personnel and 90 civilians were killed, the RTI said. 507 terrorists were also killed in the encounter during the same period. Also Read - India’s Ban on 43 Chinese Apps May Affect Beijing’s Digital Silk Route Ambitions | Here’s How
The Home Ministry said Pakistan breached the truce along the Line of Control 449 times in 2016 as compared to 405 violations in 2015. Compared to 220 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, there were 322 incidents in 2016 in which 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed, the ministry said.
Ceasefire violations have been a regular feature of India-Pakistan ties. Even though ties warmed up towards the end of 2015, terrorists attacks on Pathankot, Uri and Nagrota military installations dwindled any hopes of a dialogue resuming.