Anti-Pak Protests Erupt In Jammu

Anti-Pak Protests Erupt In Jammu

18 October 2013
The Tribune (Chandigarh)


Jammu: Anti-Pakistan demonstrations erupted in Jammu to protest against unprovoked firing by Pakistan army and Rangers yesterday in which several people including three children were injured in Pallanwala sector. Shiv Sena activists led by state president Ashok Gupta demanded a strong response from the Indian Army to the repeated violation of ceasefire by Pakistan on the LoC and the international border. 'It is unfortunate that civilians are being targeted on the border and the UPA government is talking of peace. The Centre needs to understand that it is the poor people who are paying the price for weak policies of the leadership,' said Gupta. 'The recent attack in Samba has once again exposed Pakistan and its military; they deny every attack in India carried out by the terrorists, but secretly support such attacks to kill innocent people,' he said. Workers of Jammu West Assembly Movement (JWAM), led by its president Sunil Dimple, opposed any talks with Pakistan till it closes down moral and material support to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. He appealed to the international community to declare Pakistan a terrorist country. He asked the Prime Minister to raise the issues of violation of ceasefire on the LoC, infiltration of militants and training camps in PoK. 'For the last two decades, people of J&K have faced bloodshed at the hands of militants and there should be sustained crackdown against those who support militant groups,' he said. For the last two days, the situation is tense on the borders and there is fear among the civilians that the Pakistan army has directly targeted civilian areas to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.