Jammu, August 09:

Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire at Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas there is downfall in ceasefire violation at International Border in the state in last two years.

This year Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire at International Border from Pahadpur forward post at Kathua till Akhnoor sector twice, whereas Pakistan army similarly violated ceasefire at LoC from Palanwala sector in Jammu to Kupwara till July 31, 2016 for 30 times, excluding the Border Action Team (BAT) operation followed by infiltration bid.

Replying to a question of a Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal, Ritabrata Banerjee of CPI (M) regarding ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan side, the information was shared by Defence Minister, Manohar Parikar today at Rajya Sabha.

According to the details, in year 2014 Pakistan violated ceasefire at IB for 430 times, which are drastic figures in which large number of civilian areas of Jammu region were also affected, meanwhile in year 2015 Pakistani rangers violated ceasefire for 253 times including the worst cross border firing of January 2015.

Meanwhile, at LoC Pakistan violated ceasefire for 153 times in year 2014, but in year 2015 the figures remained same and there were 152 incidents of ceasefire violations, whereas this year too till July 31, Pakistan violated ceasefire fir 30 times, mostly in Kashmir’s Kupwara sector.