Three people were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.
Apprehending attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on forward posts and patrol parties in the run up to Republic Day, Army has sounded an alert along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said India and Pakistan to exercise restraint along the borders as the violence has caused much damage to Jammu and Kashmir and its people.
Around 8,000 people displaced by firing and mortar shelling by Pakistan are still waiting in camps set up in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, even as no fresh incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan was reported on Wednesday.
Amid heightening tensions across the India-Pakistan border, Pakistan on Saturday continued to violate ceasefire and resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing on several BSF posts in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, killing one woman and injuring eight others.
Apparently referring to recent skirmish at the border with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said if PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's possible alliance with BJP was based on "dream" of early resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue then it was "crashing".
Asserting that BSF never fires "first" towards the Pakistan side along the International Border, the force today said the neighbouring country should be ready to suffer collateral damages if the Indian side retaliates.
The government has launched a rescue operation to ensure the safety of the border residents following spurt in the incidents of cross border firing from the Pakistani side along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.