Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the soldiers protecting the Line of Control (LoC) where he was briefed on the security situation. He also made a promise to “never leave Kashmiri people alone” in their fight against Indian repression.
“Kashmiris in IOJ&K are bravely facing Indian atrocities under continued siege. We shall never leave them alone and play our rightful role at whatever cost.”, Bajwa said.
COAS visited troops along LOC. Briefed on situation, Indian CFVs deliberately targeting civilians & response.
“Kashmiris in IOJ&K are bravely facing Indian atrocities under continued siege. We shall never leave them alone and play our rightful role at whatever cost”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/wJ2eukA5cc
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 16, 2019
Before General Bajwa issued the above statement, the army officials issued a statement saying that the Indian army “deliberately attacked civilians” throughout the Line of Control to which the Pakistani armed forces reacted immediately.
One day ago, after the Indian army resorted to the aimless shelling from across the Line of Control on the entire board of directors, at least three civilians were killed and eight others were injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The highly militarized Line of Control has divided the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan. Unfortunately, the LoC has become a victim of the Indian military’s violation of the ceasefire, which is a serious breach of the ceasefire agreement signed in November 2003.
Secretary civil defense and state disaster management authority, Syed Shahid Mohyiddin Qadri, told that the recent violation of the ceasefire has been the cause of 47 civilian casualties this year.
In addition to these, 236 other civilians suffered injuries due to the violation of the ceasefire by Indian armed forces during this year, he told.
According to Qadri, about 50 homes were destroyed, while 369 houses and nine stores were partially damaged due to the shelling by Indian forces on the Line of Control.
Apart from the above, eleven cowhouses, 4 schools, two health care centers, a mosque and 12 vehicles were also moderately damaged.