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19-year-old boy martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC

26 February 2018

Three civilians were wounded on Monday evening after Pakistani forces opened fire across the Line of Control in Uri and since then there has been intermittent firing nearly every day.

Local said that it was the heaviest shelling by Pak troops since ceasefire agreed by India and Pakistan in 2003 on LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

While addressing the media, Ahlawat said that the Pakistan Army is continuously carrying out ceasefire violations since February 19, but the army had swung into action and provided immediate relief to the villagers, including food, medicine, drinking water and provisioned sleeping bags.

Eyewitness told The Kashmir Monitor that Pakistan army made announcements through public address systems asking Sillikote and Tillawari residents to vacate their homes on Saturday morning.

The civil administration in Uri has established a control room in the area for affected people. "Indian Army is the worst army around the globe who targets innocent civilians including women, children and old men", PM Haider said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad few days ago.

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The final draft of the Swedish-Kuwait resolution orders the cease-fire to start 72 hours after the resolution' adoption. Medical charities say more than a dozen hospitals were hit, making it almost impossible to treat the wounded.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has accused India of killing 12 people in the area.

"The situation is tense", said Sub-Divisional Magistrate Dr Sagar D.

"Many families are staying back in their villages, but we have kept the facilities ready and also provided phone numbers for 24*7 help for anybody".

In the recent ceasefire violation incidents have left four security personnel killed and dozens of civilians injured in Rajouri, Baramullah, Kathua, Kupwara and the Valley. Separated by a gushing stream that flows from Pakistan into Uri, the village, with a population of about 200 people, is watched over by army soldiers round the clock from forward posts. On Thursday, Pakistan summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh here for the fourth time in a month to condemn "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops across the LoC.

19-year-old boy martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC