Post DGMOs talks, Pak fires unprovoked on IB, 2 BSF personnel martyred, 10 civilians injured

Jammu, Jun 3: Almost a week after India and Pakistan had agreed to implement ceasefire along border in DGMOs talks on hotline, Pakistan yet again violated the ceasefire by firing heavily in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor here in which two BSF men attained martyrdom on Sunday morning.
“Two BSF personnel were martyred while around ten civilians were injured on Sunday morning, as Pakistan again resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor area along the International Border in Jammu,” official spokesman here said.
He said that the Pakistani forces across the border started unprovoked firing targetting a BSF post in the area during wee hours around 0200 hours.
“In the cross border firing a BSF ASI S N Yadav and a Jawan Constable V K Pandey were injured seriously but later succumbed,” said the spokesman.
He identified six of the injured persons as selection grade constable Zakir Khan, Sulakshana Devi (25), Bansi Lal (40), Balwinder Singh (22), Sudhakar Singh (50) and Vikram Singh (34).
Pakistan’s Rangers heavy mortar shelling is presently going on in the entire Pargwal sector involving over 10 border posts and 35 border villages on the Indian side.
“The BSF has also been retaliating the shelling very effectively inflicting heavy damages on Pakistan forces across the border,” said the spokesman.
Official sources said that Pakistan also openef front in Kanhachak sector.
They said nearly 10 civilians got injured in cross border firing and have been shifted to the hospital after evacuation.
Meanwhile police in Arnia sector have also sounded alert apprehending fresh incidents of ceasefire violation and asked border dwellers to stay inside their homes.
The police have also put the vehicles on alert to evacuate injured in case of eventuality.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti however, said, “it’s unfortunate that this has happened even after Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) held dialogue. People on both sides of the border are dying.”
She said that the DGMOs should hold dialogue again and this bloodshed must be brought to an end.
Last week after heavy skirmishes, the India and Pakistan had agreed to restore ceasefire along the border.
More than 20,000 border dwellers migrated to safer places and took shelters in the camps in Arnia, R S Pura, Ramgarh, Hiranagar sectors of Jammu, Samba and Kathua.
Around 12 civilians were killed and two BSF personnel were martyred in the ceasefire violations in this period.