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Pakistan lodges protest with India over killing of elderly woman in cross-border firing

Published Mar 20, 2017 02:43pm


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The Foreign Office on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to lodge a protest over the death of an elderly woman due to firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on March 17.

A 60-year-old female resident of village Thandi Kassi died when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kotli district along the LoC.

The protest was also lodged over an incident of cross-border firing on Sunday when two children, aged nine- and 14-years-old, were injured.

The Indian deputy high commissioner was summoned by the FO's director general (South Asia and Saarc) and handed a démarche.

The Foreign Office urged India to cease cross-border violations.

Tense relations

Incidents of cross-border firing were reported with frequency in the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.

Exchanges of fire have been reported sporadically since the new year began.

A Pakistani woman had been injured when Indian border troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber late on March 10, the ISPR had said.

It said Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked" firing directed at civilian population along the LoC in Baroh village of Bhimber district.

Another incident was reported on March 2, when India resorted to 'unprovoked' firing across the LoC in the Khuiratta and Tender sectors.


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Farhaz Mar 20, 2017 02:56pm

What is firing across loc by counter part ...

south Asia Mar 20, 2017 03:12pm

Unprovoked in inverted quotes says it all.

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 20, 2017 03:27pm

The "mighty" Indian army, the 3rd biggest military machine in the world equipped with huge stockpiles of nuclear, biological and chemical WMDs is famous for brutally killing thousands if not millions of innocent women children & men across the LOC since October 1948, when it illegally, immorally and unethically annexed the hapless, weak, feeble and helpless emirate of Jammu and Kashmir, based on the centuries old jungle law of "might is right."

No matter how many démarche are handed over to the Indian deputy high commissioner in Islamabad by the Pakistani Foreign Office, the tragic, barbaric & shocking killings of innocent civilian population including women & children by the Indian army is unfortunately not going to stop in the foreseeable future.

The only way to halt these on-going war crimes by the Indian army since last 70 plus years is to immediately alter or change the biased, eccentric, unilateral & egocentric mindset of the "movers and shakers" in New Delhi, to say the least.

D.K. PAMNANI Mar 20, 2017 03:40pm

Unnecessary provocation by FO Pakistan.

Indian Mar 20, 2017 04:18pm

@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad can u do that??? is it possible to change the mindset by you? if not then pls do not talk this much... take a breathe

Asif kashmiri Mar 20, 2017 05:34pm

Amazing comments by our fellow indians here.

Black Indian Mar 20, 2017 05:40pm

@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad -- RIP for any loss of life on either side. It should not happened at the first place.

ft Mar 20, 2017 06:39pm

He woke up two days later.

jabbardoha Mar 20, 2017 06:56pm

@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad ... declare LOC as international border and both side live happy thereafter with what they have on each side of Kashmir.

Dr. rafiq khan Mar 20, 2017 09:22pm

More crimes against humanity by the pariah of South Asia: india. Killing a 60 year civilian grandma, and injuring 2 civilian children.