Srinagar: A woman on Tuesday lost her life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
This comes a day after a truck driver was shot dead and an orchard owner assaulted by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. One of the terrorists was identified to be from Pakistan. J&K Police had identified the deceased truck driver as Shrief Khan.
Incidentally, the same day, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir had resumed postpaid mobile services in the Valley following the government’s decision to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution.
In an earlier incident of ceasefire violation from Pakistan side, one Indian soldier named Naik Subhash Thapa died in the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Thapa was injured in the ceasefire and was later rushed to command hospital in Udhampur, where he succumbed to injuries. The deceased soldier was a native of Darjeeling in West Bengal and served the Indian Army for eight years.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army on Friday said Pakistan had violated the ceasefire for more than 2000 times till October 10, 2019.
“Over 2,317 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 till October 10, while 147 terrorists have been killed in different operations by the security forces on the Line of Control and hinterland,” the Army had said in a statement.