J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia sector

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Srinagar, May 22: Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire upon the Indian Territory in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector.

In the wake of firing, residents of the Arnia sector have migrated to safer places after Pakistan continued to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.

The locals had arranged food for those affected by firing from the other side of the border.

On Sunday night, the Pakistani troops opened small-arms firing in Ramgarh sector of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Prior to this,  on May 18, Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu and Kashmir claiming five lives including one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and four civilians.

Last week, the Central government has ordered to suspend the security operations against militants in the valley during the holy month of Ramzan.

The Home Ministry ins its statement had said the decision has been taken in a bid to help the “peace-loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment”.

However, it clarified that the security forces “reserve the right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people”.



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