Death toll across the Indo-Pak region rose to ten after a week of cross fire between the two neighbours. Fresh firing opened by Pakistani troops claimed the life of a civilian women and caused injury to 14 people, three of whom are Indian Army men.
The firing which began last week has now led to the civilians leaving their homes to seek refuge in shelters. As per reports, around 1500 civilians have moved to shelters to stay safe from the firings.
While six civilians has been reported so far as losing their lives due to firing from Pakistan troops, Pakistan has claimed that the four civilians on their side were killed due to firing by the Indian Army.
The recent firing has only led to aggravating the tension between the neighboring countries, whose border conflict dates back to 1947.
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While India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned the Pakistani approach as intolerable, Pakistan responded by alleging that the firing started from the Indian side.
A cease fire agreement was signed between the two back in 2003. However, the agreement broke as cross fire was triggered soon after the inking of the deal.
Even though talks were held between the two nations many a time, the border dispute has remained the same adding to the imbalance in the relations between India and Pakistan.
Back in August, bilateral talks with Pakistani delegates were dropped by Indian representatives alleging that the Pakistani delegates held talks with Hurriyat leaders. In his address at UNGA, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had evinced interest in resuming talks.