Indian Army martyrs two Kashmiris in cross-LoC shelling


–Pakistan to take up India’s LoC violations at PUOIC

MUZAFFARABAD: Two persons, including a woman, were martyred while four others sustained injuries when Indian Army started unprovoked firing and shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) at Pando sector in Hattian Bala district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday, local administration said.

Ghulam Hussain Shah s/o Rehmat Shah was martyred in village Gayl near Chukothi Town when he was hit by a shell which landed near his house while a woman named Noshad Bibi was martyred inside her house when she was hit by a shell at village Meera Bakot, Hattia Bala Deputy Commissioner Raja Imran Shaheen said.

Intermittent firing and shelling in different villages continued throughout the day injuring four other people and damaging four houses in Gayl, Meera Bakot, Saran and Khaliana villages, Shaheen added.

The four who were injured were identified as Raja Mehmood, Zakar, Zahida Bibi and Ghulam Muhammad.


Pakistan on Sunday decided to take up the issue of LoC violations by India at the forum of Parliamentary Union of OIC Member States (PUOIC), which is holding its preliminary session from March 10 to 14 at Rabat, Morocco.

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has nominated a parliamentary delegation, led by of Kashmir Committee Chairman Syed Fakhar Imam for participation in the 14th Plenary Session of the PUIC, an NA Secretariat press release said on Sunday.

The delegation will seize the opportunity to appraise the 54-member PUOIC forum about the continued violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by India, which has brought the region to the brinks of war and devastation.

The members will also take into confidence the esteemed parliamentary colleagues from Muslim countries on the steps taken by the parliament and Government of Pakistan for ensuring peace and stability in the region, especially after recent Indian aggression.

“On instructions of the NA Speaker, two resolutions have been included on the agenda items of the 14th PUOIC conference. One is related to the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and the second resolution on protecting Muslim women and children in an area under occupation and conflict,” the press release said.

The Pakistani delegation would urge the Ummah to take note of the prevailing situation in IOK, and its serious implications for international and regional peace and security.

India’s brutal army is committing massive human rights violations in the IOK to suppress the indigenous movement of Kashmiris, who are struggling for their legitimate right to self-determination in line with resolutions passed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The Indian Army has martyred around 100,000 innocent Kashmiris and molested more than 11,000 women, whereas over 8,000 Kashmiris are missing from the custody of Indian Army and state police. This has led to one of the largest concentration of half widows in IOK.