Jammu, November 13, 2016: The India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement of 2003 has virtually become redundant with 286 incidents of firing and shelling along LoC and IB in Jammu and Kashmir by the Pakistani troops.
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It has resulted in death of 26 people which includes 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK.
According to PTI, “There have been 186 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the over 190km International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier, while 104 violations of the agreement took place along the over 500km Line of Control (LoC).”
A senior BSF officer told, “There has been 182 ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers along IB targeting civilian areas and BoPs in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts since the surgical strike on the intervening night September 28 and 29.”
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“They also resorted to firing of 120 mortar bombs and from automatic weapons very heavily in which civilians and security personnel were killed and a large number of people including women and children suffered injuries,” he said.
Due to heavy firing and shelling, a large population in the border areas were badly affected. A large number of cattle perished in the shelling and huge damage were caused to houses.
In 2003, India and Pakistan entered into no-firing agreement along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.
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On November 25, 2003, the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan agreed to observe a ceasefire along the Line of Control, International Border, and Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir.
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