Pakistan Fires At LoC Mosque In 46th Truce Violation

Pakistan Fires At LoC Mosque In 46th Truce Violation

5 December 2011
DNA
Ishfaq-ul-Hassan

Srinagar: Pakistani troops opened indiscriminate firing on a mosque Complex, destroying all the solar panels at the Line of Control (LoC) in Karna sector of Kupwara district in North Kashmir. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, when the authorities were installing solar panels on a mosque at Chatkaryan village on the LoC. Pakistani troops objected to the panels and fired at the panels, causing damage. The firing from across the LoC came despite the Indian army informing their Pakistani counterparts on the hotline about the installation of the solar panels. The Indian troops did not retaliate to the firing and there was no casualty. “We have lodged a strong protest against this ceasefire violation (with the Pakistani army),” said Lt Col JS Brar, defence spokesman. Defence sources said the work to install solar panels was being carried out by the civil department and the field commanders had informed the Pakistani army about the same. District commissioner Kupwara Mohommad Shafi Rather however said he has no knowledge about the incident. “It is better to contact the defence spokesman.” Official figures reveal around 45 ceasefire violations were reported from January to November this year along the India-Pakistan border in the state.


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