Pakistanis condemn ceasefire violation, call for brotherhood

| Updated: May 16, 2017 09:02 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16, (ANI): Pakistani passengers of the Cross-LoC Poonch Rawlakote bus service have condemned the cross-border firing along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri. The passengers appealed to the Pakistan and Indian Army to stop the cross-border firing as it is claiming the lives of innocent people residing on the border belt. "The firing which is being exchanged between both the nations is not right. Humanity is being killed. We want peace and harmony. We are so afraid that we have to leave our house and reside in a safer place. We are against this firing," said a passenger. Another passenger also condemned the unprovoked firing and said that killing innocent people is not right. "We will appeal to our government to stop firing and India should also do the same. Civilians are being killed in firing. This is not right," the passenger added. Another passenger called for brotherhood while appealing to both the nations to stop the unprovoked firing. The Pakistan Army, earlier on Sunday, initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chiti Bakri area of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army also retaliated to the unprovoked act strongly and effectively. At least two civilians including a minor girl were killed and nine people, including four soldiers were injured in the unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Rajouri district. Earlier on Saturday, two civilians were killed as Pakistan Army continued its unprovoked firing in state's Nowshera sector. (ANI)

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