Ceasefire Violation: Border Firing Declines

After a weeklong violence in the International border of Jammu and Kashmir, there has been a decline in the firing from the Pakistani rangers.

Though there were 4 targeted BSF posts in Kathua district, in the Jammu and Samba district, it seemed to be a peaceful night on Thursday. There was no loss of life or damage reported.

On Friday, a BSF spokesman said, “There was no crossborder firing during the intervening night of October 9 and 10 along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts."

During the weeklong violence, at least eight people have been killed and more than 60 are reportedly injured. More than 32,000 people have been reportedly fled from their border homes to safer places so far.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for a meeting to discuss the ceasefire violations that has been taking place since October 3, with the National Security Committee, which includes the chiefs of the armed forces and the foreign, defence and the home ministries to discuss the ceasefire violations.

According to reports, the meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and senior military officers.

On Thursday, India has strongly warned Pakistan that it would have to suffer "unaffordable costs for the adventurism," in the midst of firing and heavy mortar shelling from both countries continuing to boom across the International Border.

PM Narendra Modi has said during his election rally in Maharashtra on Thursday, "Today, when bullets are being fired on the border, it is the enemy that is screaming. The enemy has realised that times have changed and their old habits will not be tolerated." Modi had given the forces a "free hand" to handle the situation.

On Thursday," Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has warned Pakistan, saying, "If Pakistan persists with this adventurism, our forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable for it.”

According to reports, in the latest firing on Thursday, there have been two deaths in Sialkot, Pakistan, which increased the number of death by 13.

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