Ceasefire Violation: 4 BSF jawans martyred in Pak firing in J&K's Samba

Lester Mason
June 14, 2018

At least Four border security forces (BSF) personals including an assistant commandant were killed during cross border shelling at Ramgarh sector of Samba, reports said.

All the martyred and injured jawans belonged to the 62 battalion of BSF.

Thousands residing in three J&K border districts flee "The martyrs have been identified as assistant commandant Jatinder Singh, sub-inspector Rajesh Kumar, assistant sub-inspector Ram Niwas and constable Hans Raj".

Pakistan Rangers usually offer a chaddar and candies on behalf of the people of Pakistan and BSF in turn gives them "shakkar" (holy soil) and sherbet from the shrine, which many believe, cures skin related ailments. Fifty two people including 26 security personnel have been killed on the LoC and global border in Jammu region this year so far.

The 1990 born Constable Hansraj Gurjar joined BSF in 2011 hailed from Alwar in Rajasthan and Assitant Sub Inspector Ramniwas, who was born in 1966 and joined BSF in 1988 also hailed from Sikar Rajasthan.

The firing from across the border in Chamliyal post area of Ramgarh sector started around 10.30 pm yesterday and continued till 4.30 am, a police official said, requesting anonymity. "Dialogue between Pakistan and India over Kashmir should also resume, so that the long-festering Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions", he further said in the concluding tweet.

AJK officials regret that apart from the exchange of heavy shelling across the LoC, Indian troops have added a new cowardly and awful practice to incessant ceasefire violations - sniping with heavy calibre weapons and targeting innocent men, women and children while they carry out their daily chores.

Muhammad Shakil Qureshi, a resident of Taroti Dharamsal village in Abbaspur tehsil of Poonch district, became the victim of "targeted killing", since he was sniped by Indian forces, in an apparent violation of the two-week-old understanding between top military officials of Pakistan and India to "fully implement a 15-year old truce agreement in letter and in spirit", the officials said.

The latest casualties take the number of those killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) this year to 51, including 25 security personnel.

The BSF said Pakistan has betrayed India by not honouring its commitment made at the recent DGMOs level talk which was followed by a sector commander level flag meeting earlier this month.

The Pakistani side gave an assurance that they would not initiate any cross-border firing and the BSF reciprocated by saying that it would only retaliate when provoked.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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