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J-K: Pakistan should stop violating ceasefire, says Home Minister

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Reacting sharply over the civilian casualties due to unprovoked firing from Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday strongly asked the neighbouring country to put an end to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan must stop ceasefire violation and understand the reality that the situation has changed in India. The information about four to five civilians having died in ceasefire violations has been given by the Director General of BSF during our talks in the morning," Rajnath Singh said here.

One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan has been reportedly injured in the ongoing ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers here.

At least five civilians have been killed and 30 others injured in Pakistan's firing in Arnia area of R S Pura sector along the international border in Jammu.

Media reports said that four to five civilians, including two women, were also killed when Pakistani Rangers started fired randomly at Border Security Force posts and civilian areas in the sector at around 1.30 a.m. on Monday morning.

Heavy mortar shelling was also reported from the area, where some of the shells hit a local bus stop. The firing in Arnia and RS Pura Sectors is still going on.

Meanwhile, unprovoked firing has also been reported at BG sector area of Poonch around 8.30 A.M this morning. The BSF has replied back with an equal response to the fresh firing from Pakistan.

First Published: Mon, October 06 2014. 11:10 IST