New Delhi: Pakistan has resorted to
unprovoked firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control in
Jammu and Kashmir 19 times this year, violating the ceasefire
that has been continuing between the two countries since 2003.
"During 2011 up to July, 19 ceasefire violations have
been reported along the LoC," a Home Ministry official said.
India has taken up each of the ceasefire violation
incident with Pakistan and lodged strong protests at flag
meetings as well as weekly talks between the Director General
of Military Operations of the two countries.
"All such violations of ceasefire are taken up with
Pakistan military authorities at the appropriate level through
the established mechanism," the official said.
India and Pakistan had jointly declared ceasefire along
their borders in 2003.
In 2010, 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC
were reported while the number of such cases in 2009 was 28
and 77 in 2008.
Apart from the ceasefire violation, there have been 52
attempts of infiltration by militants till June along the
border in Jammu and Kashmir.
Infiltration attempts from across the border in the state
have shown a marginal increase during 2009 and 2010 in
comparison to 2008.
In 2010, 489 militants have attempted to infiltrate into
Jammu and Kashmir while 485 militants tried to enter the state
in 2009 and 342 militants in 2008.
112 militants were killed by security forces while trying
to enter India in 2010 while the number was 101 in 2009.
"India has also consistently emphasised to Pakistan the
need to implement commitment that it would not permit any
territory under its control to be used to support terrorism in
any manner," the official said.