A BSF Jawan died and several civilians were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector early on Friday.
The fresh violation comes by Pakistan reportedly comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s J&K visit scheduled on Saturday.
The BSF Jawan has been identified as Constable Sitaram Upadhyay. He hails from Giridih, Jharkhand and is survived by a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son.
“Firing in Heeranagr area was on during the intervening night of May 16 and May 17 in which one BSF trooper was injured. Yesterday, during the daytime, it stopped but Pakistan resumed firing last night in the Arnia sector which claimed the life of a jawan early today,” a senior official of the border guarding force said.
The official added that in the RS Pura sector of the IB in Jammu, unprovoked shelling of mortars and heavy fire from the Pakistani side started at about 4 am on Friday which was being “suitably countered” by the BSF units.
“The firing in the RS Pura sector has stopped now,” he said.
Some animals also died and some homes across border area were affected. Nearby schools have been declared closed by the administration owing to the ceasefire violation.
Meanwhile, the wife of the slain BSF jawan expressed grief and angst over the unprovoked firing.”India asked security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan but my husband was killed in firing by Pak. What’ll happen by offering compensation? It’ll not bring back my husband”, she cried.
Pakistan has repeatedly violated ceasefire agreement with India on a numerous instance. Moreover, It is now planning an ambitious space programme to “keep an eye on the Indian side”.