The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to shelling and firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC). (Photo Credit: File Photo)
The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to shelling and firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesperson said on Sunday. The firing from across the border started in Rajouri’s Nowshera sector on Sunday morning and that in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors went on overnight, he said.
“At about 10.15 am (on Sunday), Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Nowshera sector (Rajouri). The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” he said.
“There was also ceasefire violation by Pakistan at many places in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors during the intervening night of December 21 and 22,” he added.
On Saturday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that India could carry out a “false flag operation” against it to divert attention from its domestic situation. This came after protests against the amended Citizenship Law intensified across the country. In a series of tweets, Khan said, under the Modi government, India has been moving towards “Hindu Rashtra” with its “fascist ideology”.
“...Now with the Citizens Amendment Act, all those Indians who want a pluralist India are beginning to protest & it is becoming a mass movement,” Khan said on the massive protests in India (sic).
Prime minister Khan had criticised the amended citizenship law and said it "violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan" and that "it is part of the RSS Hindu Rashtra design of expansionism."