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Srinagar:  Three separatist guerrillas were killed overnight in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir when the army foiled an infiltration bid on the line of control (LoC), a defence official said on Monday.

“Suspicious movement was noticed by alert troops in Keran sector of the LoC yesterday (Sunday) evening,” a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.

“Upon being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists opened fire resulting in an encounter that lasted for several hours. Three terrorists were killed in this encounter whose bodies have been recovered in searches after the gunfight ended,” the spokesperson said.

“Three AK-47 rifles, 12 AK magazines, 300 rounds of AK ammunition and two under barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) were also recovered from the slain terrorists,” the defence official added.

 

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Indian Army vows to take Revenge on Mutilation of 2 Soldiers by Pakistan

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Jammu, May 3, 2017: Last week on Monday at 8:30 am, two Indian soldiers along with their captain were killed after Pakistani terrorists attacked an army camp in Kupwara.

The soldiers who were killed, trapped and ambushed were Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh, an army soldier, and Prem Sagar, a Border Security Force constable. Indian army’s Northern command reported that Pakistan used rockets and mortar bombs on 2 posts along Line of Control where these soldiers were patrolling.

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“Pakistan fired unprovoked on two army posts in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch along the Line of Control,” said the army. Following Pakistan firing that killed 2 soldiers, India retaliated with heavy mortar firing immediately.

Pakistan mutilated 2 Indian soldiers along the Line of Control when they were patrolling.(Twitter)

Calling India’s allegation as “false”, Pakistan has denied violating ceasefire and disrespecting Indian army. After India vowed revenge for the mutilation of its two soldiers killed in firing along the LOC and promised to respond strongly as well as firmly.

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According to NDTV report, Indian Union Minister Arun Jaitley has described the mutilation as “reprehensible and inhuman” calling them to be unfit even during wars. He further continued, “the incident is set to worsen ties between the two countries, which have been deeply strained after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and the death sentence handed to Indian man Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in Pakistan last year.”

It is to be noted that last year in September, Indian soldiers have crossed the Line of Control late at night to attack staging areas for terrorists in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and returned home safely before dawn under the banner of “Surgical strike”. This action came 10 days after “Uri Pakistani attacks” which left 19 military personnel dead.

– prepared by Himanshi Goyal of Newsgram, Twitter: @himanshi1104

 

 

 

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BSF jawan’s exposure on Poor Food Quality lands him in trouble, Wife alleges Officials for Arrest and Torture

The inquiry committee has found him guilty and recommended disciplinary actions against him

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New Delhi, Feb 12, 2017: Few days ago, a BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav made a plight to the Prime minister and people of India through a series of videos, where he revealed the kind apathy BSF soldiers face from their seniors when they are posted on LOC (Line Of Control).

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The videos brought out the nation to take notice about the pathetic condition of food served to BSF soldiers. He accused the seniors for the apathy donned over them. Following it, a new video surfaced the internet in which a CRPF constable (Jeet Singh) was seen complying that their (CRPF) condition is very much alike to the BSF’s.

These videos went viral and the television news channel went berserk with dozens of panelists debating, yelling at each other, that too for hours. Now what worried Tej Bahadur Yadav in the video is turning into a reality.

While talking to ANI, Sharmila Yadav, wife of Tej Bahadur Yadav made shocking allegations that her husband has been put under arrest and his VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) is now cancelled. She also alleged the BSF officials for threatening and mentally torturing the Tej Bahadur Yadav.

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When asked on what ground she’s making such huge allegations, she told ANI that Tej Bahadur Yadav managed to call from some other number and informed her about his whereabouts.

When BSF was contacted regarding this issue, they denied the allegations about Tej Bahadur’s arrest. However, they clarified that the inquiry committee has found him guilty and recommended disciplinary actions against him, which is yet to be approved.

The BSF also stated that Yadav’s voluntary retirement had been cancelled pending “COI [Court of Inquiry] and finalization of its recommendations”.

– prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram. Twitter @PhulRetard

 

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Pakistan rejects India’s cross-LoC infiltration claim

Pakistan had also observed a Black Day in July to protest the deaths in Jammu and Kashmir and also termed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a "martyr"

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  • Bilateral ties between India and Pakistan took another dip on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, after Pakistan rejected India’s claim of cross-LoC infiltration
  • Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and issued a strong demarche on continuing cross-border terrorism from Pakistan
  • The demarche said India strongly protests against the continued infiltration from Pakistan of trained terrorists with instructions to carry out attacks

Bilateral ties between India and Pakistan took another dip on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, after Pakistan rejected India’s claim of cross-LoC infiltration.

In response to a media question regarding summoning of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India to protest cross-LoC infiltration, a Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson said, “We strongly reject Indian claim of any cross-LoC infiltration. Pakistan remains committed to the policy of not allowing its territory for any terrorist activity against anyone.”

“However, it is necessary to establish the veracity of the Indian claim. Details in this regard will be gathered,” the spokesperson added.

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Days after India and Pakistan clashed over the turmoil in Kashmir at a SAARC meet in Islamabad, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and “issued a strong demarche on continuing cross-border terrorism from Pakistan” a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

The demarche made specific reference to LeT (Lashkar-e-Toiba) terrorist and Pakistan national Bahadur Ali who was apprehended recently, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Vikas Swaroop. Image source: www.insubcontinent.com
Vikas Swaroop. Image source: www.insubcontinent.com

The demarche stated that Pakistani national Bahadur Ali alias Abu Saifullah was arrested by Indian authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on July 25 along with weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, live rounds of ammunition, grenades and grenade launcher, as well as sophisticated communication equipment and other material of Pakistani and international origin.

It said Bahadur Ali, born on December 17, 1995, is the son of Mohammed Haneef, a resident of Jia Bagga village in the Lahore district of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

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“Bahadur Ali has confessed to our authorities that after training in Lashkar-e-Toiba camps, he was infiltrated into India,” the demarche said.

“He was thereafter in touch with ‘operations room’ of LeT, receiving instructions to attack Indian security personnel and carry out terrorist attacks in India.”

The demarche said India “strongly protests against the continued infiltration from Pakistan of trained terrorists with instructions to carry out attacks”.

This was contrary to assurances given by Pakistani leaders at the highest level, it added.

It also said that Bahadur Ali wrote to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi seeking legal aid and assistance to meet his family.

“We are prepared to grant the Pakistan High Commission consular access to Bahadur Ali,” the demarche concluded.

The Indian action comes less than a week after an SAARC ministerial meet in Islamabad saw the bilateral tensions over Kashmir come to the fore. Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had slammed the “use of excessive force”, referring to the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, while Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh criticised the “glorification of terrorists as martyrs”.

Violence in Kashmir started after killing of Burhan Wani. Image Source: defence.pk
Violence in Kashmir started after killing of Burhan Wani. Image Source: defence.pk

Both sides did not hold a bilateral meeting, and Rajnath Singh also did not stay for a lunch for the Saarc interior ministers as his Pakistani counterpart, despite giving the invite, left early.

Pakistan had also observed a Black Day last month in July to protest the deaths in Jammu and Kashmir and also termed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a “martyr”.

The killing of Wani on July 8 has led to a spiral of protests and violence in Kashmir, leaving over 50 people dead in clashes with security forces. (IANS)

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