Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, two women killed in overnight firing

Pakistan on the fourth straight day continued to violate ceasefire along all seven sectors of the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir killing two women and injuring five civilians in overnight firing and shelling.

Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, two women killed in overnight firing

New Delhi: Pakistan on the fourth straight day continued to violate ceasefire along all seven sectors of the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir killing two women and injuring five civilians in overnight firing and shelling.

The National Security Advisor (NSA) is currently monitoring the tense situation at the LoC. 

Amid major ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that things will be fine soon.

When asked by reporters about ceasefire violations by Pakistan, PM Modi said, “Everything will be fine soon.”

This is PM Modi's first reaction following a slew of ceasefire violations by the neighbouring country.

The remarks came amid reports that the government has given a “free hand” to the security forces to retaliate to Pakistan's provocations.

The Home Ministry has also put on hold a scheduled flag meeting between Pakistani and Indian paramilitary forces to discuss the recent hostilities.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today held a high-level meeting with various stakeholders and later briefed PM Modi on the situation along the International Border and Line of Control.

Also, Home Minister Rajnath Singh talked to the BSF DG twice today. The minister was also likely to meet PM Modi and apprise him of the situation.

Union Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh, who represents the Jammu Lok Sabha seat in Parliament, visited the border areas to take stock of the situation.

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, who is also the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, today said India wants to resolve the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan as soon as possible.

"It is a serious issue, it should not have happened...The government is taking it seriously...We want peace, tranquility, and good relations with neighbours," he said after the 82nd Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of Delhi.

Meanwhile, heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops continued unabated along the International Border(IB) in Jammu and Kashmir today killing two more people --both women--even as a "massive" reply was being given from the Indian side.

The death toll in the firing after escalation of ceasefire violations by Pakistan for over a week rose to eight with the killing of a woman identified as Shukuntla Devi and her daughter-in-law Poli Devi. Fifteen more people have been injured in the firing taking to 75 the number of injured so far, officials said.

More than 20,000 residents of 30 villages along the IB in Jammu region have been shifted to safer locations, Indian officials said. India's top military official said they were keen to resolve the ceasefire violations as Pakistan again raised the Kashmir issue at the UN.

The latest string of Pakistan ceasefire violations on the 700 km-LoC and the IB started on October 3.

With Agency inputs

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