An outfit representing Gujjars on Wednesday demanded that the compensation provided to the kin of the victims of Pakistan's firing and shelling be made at par with the relief amount given to those affected by militancy.
Launching a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday asked the people of Jammu and Kashmir to shun dynasty politics, adding that the BJP-led NDA government along with the Indian Army will give befitting reply to Pakistan if ceasefire is being violated.
Extending ceasefire violations to Samba district, Pakistan troops heavily shelled and fired upon 40 Border Out Posts (BoPs) and 24 villages along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts, leaving three persons injured.
Three people, including a minor, were injured in Ramgargh sector of Samba district after the Pakistan Rangers used mortars and other long-range weapons to target Indian positions on the international border during Sunday night.
BSF has approached the Pakistan Rangers at least 16 times for flag meetings but got tepid response, a top officer of the force said on Sunday and claimed the neighbouring country is resorting to ceasefire violations to divert attention of its people from its internal strife.
Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country`s armed forces are "responding adequately".
In a major ceasefire violation along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Friday night targeted 22 posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) and 13 villages in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors of Jammu district.
Despite concerns expressed by the Narendra Modi government over repeated ceasefire violations by the neighbouring Pakistan, its troops once again resorted to unprovoked firing Thursday night, targeting two Border Security Force (BSF) posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani troops once again violated ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the LoC in Hamirpur sub-sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir around 2130 hours on Wednesday, a Defence spokesman said here.