Indian forces resort to unprovoked firing in AJK’s Poonch sector

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday morning, amid mounting tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries over occupied Kashmir, sources told Geo News.

They said that the fresh violation of the ceasefire by the Indian side came in Poonch sector along the LoC. Indian troops fired inside the Pakistani territory, however, no loss was reported as of yet.

Sources said that the Indian guns were silenced after a befitting reply from Pakistan Army.

Indian forces made Lachyal village and its surrounding areas the target of their shelling.

They said that the firing continued from 3am to 6am continuously.

Of late, tensions between Pakistan and India soared high over the use of brute force by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. So far, over 110 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred as occupying Indian forces used force to quell protests in the valley that initiated after the killing of Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), highlighted the worst human rights abuses in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and called for an immediate cessation to Indian atrocities.

The speech apparently fumed the neighbouring arch-rival as its top leadership reacted to it with baseless allegations and threats.

In her address with the UNGA, Indian minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj dismissed UN’s Kashmir resolution and reiterated the age-long rhetoric against Pakistan.

A day after, PM Modi threatened Pakistan with water terrorism by hinting at blocking the flow of Indus water into Pakistan.

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