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Woman martyred along LoC

06 May, 2019

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A woman was martyred and another suffered injuries as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday. The aggression was reported in the Kotli sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and the martyred woman was identified as 45-year-old Nasreen Akhter.

The identity of the other woman was not confirmed, but it was said that she suffered wounds to her leg.

This was the latest violation by India of a 2003 agreement between Islamabad and New Delhi. On March 11, two people, including a woman, were martyred and four others were injured when the Indian Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at the LoC’s Pando sector in Hattian Bala district of AJK. Four houses were also damaged by the Indian fire.

Prior to that, on March 2, two civilians and two Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Indian forces along the LoC. The army’s media wing named the martyred soldiers as Havaldar Abdur Rab and Naik Khurram. In January, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahkot sector along the LoC, resulting in the martyrdom of a 50-year-old woman, Sajida Bibi.

Meanwhile, suspected fighters shot dead a local leader from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in the occupied valley ahead of the latest round of marathon election, police said on Sunday. The killing in Anantnag district is the latest in a string of attacks that have marred India’s staggered election which began last month.

The fighters opened fire on Gul Mohammad Mir, 65, who headed a local unit of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at his house in south Kashmir on Saturday night. Police said a polling station to be used in the district on Monday was set ablaze in the nearby Shopian area.

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