J&K: India lodges protest with Pak over ceasefire violation

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Representational Photo: Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice in 24 hours.
Representational Photo: Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice in 24 hours.

After the reported killing of one woman in Akhnoor sector, India has lodged protest with Pakistan over the ceasefire violation. The protest was lodged both in Islamabad as well as in New Delhi, according to government sources.

“Our High Commissioner in Islamabad raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Office and Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Delhi was also conveyed India’s concerns regarding ceasefire violation in which one woman was killed and some people injured,” the source said PTI.

Pakistan Rangers have violated the ceasefire twice in 24 hours, indulging in firing and mortar shelling in the Akhnoor sector. The rangers targeted civilian areas with small-arms fire and shelling at Bhalwal Bharth, Melabela and Siderwan. A 42-year-old woman, identified as Poli Devi, was killed in the firing.

Meanwhile, Pakistan claims that it has shot down an Indian “spy” drone which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control (LoC). Indian Army and the Indian Air Force, however, denied that any of their drones had crashed or had been shot down.

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