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'Rogue state' Pakistan showing their barbaric attitude, says Nirmal Singh

Updated: Nov 03, 2016 13:32 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 3 (ANI): Dubbing Pakistan a 'rogue state', Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday said the neighbouring country is showing their 'barbaric attitude' by targeting civilians in the Kashmir Valley.

Describing the continuous ceasefire violation as a 'murder of humanity', Singh told ANI that Pakistan has to stop this 'nonsense' otherwise they will have to taste their own medicine.

"It is very unfortunate that Pakistan is targeting the civilians. Continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan shows barbaric attitude they have adopted, this proves that Pakistan is a rogue state. It is a murder of humanity. We are doing our best and giving them befitting reply," he added.

He, however, said Centre is monitoring everything very closely, and therefore, he believes that in future things will get better in Kashmir.

In the latest ceasefire violation from Pakistan, heavy shelling was reported at the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to initial reports, several people have been injured in this unprovoked firing.

The daily life in Manjakote village has been severely affected as two women were killed and a child was severely injured yesterday after Pakistan troops violated ceasefire which targeted Indian posts and border villages in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state casts fear among the residents.

The women were killed in heavy firing and mortar shelling in Manjakote Sector of Rajouri district.

A 14-month -old child was also injured in cross-border firing in Jammu.

Doctor Tariq Azad, general surgeon, Jammu Hospital said the child was hit by shells in the stomach and was operated upon.

Pakistan has been targeting army posts and civilian areas, escalating the tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Tensions have escalated sharply since India announced on September 29 its special forces had carried out a surgical strike against militants camping in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and inflicted significant casualties.

Pakistan denied such a strike had taken place but vowed to retaliate against any Indian aggression.

The raid by Indian military was a direct response to a militant attack on an army camp in Uri that killed 19 soldiers, the deadliest toll in nearly two decades.

India said the attackers had come from Pakistan but Islamabad demanded credible proof.

People of Niaka, village which came under the fire, are living under the shadow of heavy shelling has severely disrupted daily life of locals in villages around the border. People have been asked to stay indoors as shelling continues.

The mortar affected the residential areas along the Line of control as it damaged the houses and killed animals for past many days.

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have already evacuated hundreds of people from villages along the frontier with Pakistan following frequent ceasefire violations.

Incidence of border skirmishes between the arch rivals has also increased since New Delhi's military raid.(ANI)

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