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Indian, Pakistani soldiers trade fresh fire across LoC

Indian, Pakistani soldiers trade fresh fire across LoC

Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control on Tuesday. This marks the fourth time Indian forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC in two days.

“Exchange of fire started at 0400 in the morning and continued till 0600 hours,” informed ISPR. “Pakistani troops mounted a fitting response to Indian firing in Baghsar, Broh and Khanjar areas in Bhimber sector.”

Earlier on Monday, both sides traded fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Istikharabad sector. According to the military’s media wing Pakistan Army gave a befitting response to the Indian side.

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“Pakistani troops are befittingly responding to Indian unprovoked firing, at Nezapir sector, which started at 1130 hrs,” ISPR said.

Two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed on Thursday as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber, Kel and Lipa sectors.

According to the ISPR, exchange of fire took place in the Bhimber, Hot Spring, Kel and Lipa sectors, and lasted about six hours early on Thursday, the Pakistani military’s press wing said in a statement, adding Pakistani troops mounted a fitting response to unprovoked Indian firing.

Two Pakistani soldiers killed as India violates ceasefire along LoC

India claimed to have conducted surgical strikes along the LoC. “India’s claims of surgical strikes are baseless,” DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said in a statement. “There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India.”

The military’s media wing added, “As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops”.

The two nuclear-armed rivals declared a ceasefire in 2003, to maintain peace and tranquility along the LoC and Working Boundary.

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PIAF condemns Indian aggression on LoC

PIAF condemns Indian aggression on LoC

PIAF condemns Indian aggression on LoC

LAHORE

The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has strongly condemned the Indian aggression at line of control and working boundary of Pakistan. PIAF chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh in a joint statement along with senior vice chairman Tanveer Ahmed Sufi and vice chairman Shahzeb Akram here on Saturday said that the act of Indian government has created alarming situation which is very much dangerous for regional peace.

He said that the whole nation always stands behind Pakistan army during war and peace time. The business community unconditionally supports the guardians of our ideological and geographical frontiers. We are peaceful country but, in case of any aggression our armed forces are capable to deter any aggression effectively, he warned.

He said government needs to take a tough stand and the best way was to end trade relations, as bilateral trade volume was already in India’s favour. “It’s very unfortunate that SAARC Conference has been postponed and it will cause a deep impact on the economy of this particular region” Irfan Iqbal Sheikh worried, he said that the Indian aggression has also made the ceasefire agreement ineffective. PIAF leader urged the government of Pakistan to raise the issue at all international forums forcefully. Business leader announced his full support for government to protect and save the country from any foreign aggression. PIAF office bearers also appealed to all political leaders to work for the solidarity of the country.

He also urged New Delhi to utilize its all available resources to bring prosperity in the region. South Asia has a rich potential to boost the economies of the region and if proper steps are taken, poverty and unemployment can be reduced. Pakistan wants better relations with India, but no compromise would be made on dignity and sovereignty, he added.

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Indian army moves heavy artillery guns along LoC

Indian army moves heavy artillery guns along LoC

Indian army moves heavy artillery guns along LoC

Days after militants killed 17 of its soldiers in the Uri sector of disputed Kashmir, Indian army has reportedly moved heavy artillery along the Line of Control (LoC).

According to a BBC Urdu report, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spent his day at a military operation room where he monitored his army’s movement along the LoC.

The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5:30 am (midnight GMT) on September 18, was among the deadliest in held Kashmir, and has raised new fears of military conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

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In a knee-jerk reaction to the attack on the brigade headquarters, India’s civil and military leaders squarely blamed Pakistan with media commentators calling for a military response. Pakistan, however, dismissed the Indian allegations as ‘baseless and unwarranted’.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) closed Lahore-Pakistan motorway on Thursday to let it practice landing jets on the road, in what it said was routine training not related to heightened tension.

“You referred to some exercises on Pakistan’s side. Let me tell you that these are routine exercises,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, adding that the armed forces and the entire nation of Pakistanremain ready to defend country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity at all costs.

‘India will not attack Pakistan or AJK’

Military officials privy to the developments along the LoC confirmed the news, saying large-calibre guns were installed with bofors guns in the area to target Pakistani defense establishments.

The latest gearing up was carried out after observing “Pakistan Army’s movements”, Indian army officials told the BBC.

Indian military sources added they were preparing for war but the latest exercises were carried out ‘to preempt the chances of any assault in future’.

India has long accused Pakistan of playing a role in the 27-year-long insurgency against its rule in occupied Kashmir, its only Muslim-majority state. Calls for a military response have increased since the Uri attack, particularly from some politicians within Modi’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

‘India will not attack Pakistan or AJK’

Pakistan denies sending fighters into Indian held Kashmir but voices support for separatists seeking to end Indian rule there. The countries have fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region. India’s portion of Kashmir has been under a major security lockdown during more than two months of protests triggered by the July 8 killing by Indian security forces of Burhan Wani, a popular young commander of the Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, whose leader is based in Pakistan.

In New York, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on the UN General Assembly to investigate atrocities Pakistan alleges that Indian forces have committed in Kashmir. At least 78 civilians have been killed and thousands wounded in more than two months of clashes between protesters and Indian security forces there.

source tribune

Indian extremists threaten Pakistani artists

Indian extremists threaten Pakistani artists

Indian extremists threaten Pakistani artists

Extremists Indian organization, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have threatened Pakistani artists working in India to leave the country in 48 hours, reported Waqt News.

The threat came directly from Amey Khokar of MNS Chitrapat Sena who gave a 48 hour ultimatum to Pakistani artists working in India to leave the country or to be forced to do so.

This comes at a time when tensions between the two countries have been running high with the Indian government blaming Pakistan for the Uri attack which killed 18 Indian soldiers, and Pakistan raising the issue of Indian brutalities in Kashmir.

Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Mawara and Rahat Fateh Ali are some of the actors named by the extremists.

Source The nation

Former Indian Judge backs decision to classify Ahmadis as Muslims in census

Former Indian Judge backs decision to classify Ahmadis as Muslims in census

Indian Muslim leaders have criticized the Government’s decision to class Ahmadis as Muslims during the 2011 census. Former Indian Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju defended the Government’s decision.

The Ahmadis which have their roots in Indian Punjab are considered heretics by some Muslims due to religious differences. The Majlis Tahaffuze Khatme Nabuwat (MTKN), demanded that the Government exclude the Ahmadis from the Muslim category. Indian Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi also supported the call made by MTKN to exclude Ahmadis.

Reacting to MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement, Former Indian Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju said:

“If the Indian government does not accept the demand that Ahmadiyyas be declared as Non- Muslims; people who make such demands should consider migrating to Pakistan, where they will feel more comfortable. One is entitled to say that Ahmadiyyas are Non-Muslims, but why should the Government say this? This is not Pakistan. India is a secular country”.

“Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and any religion or sect is allowed freedom for its beliefs. This is not Pakistan where the Constitution was amended and Ahmediyas declared as non Muslims, and treated horribly.”

Judge Katju is known for speaking out in support of minorities and against both Hindu and Muslim fundamentalists in the country.

Source Muslim Times