MUZAFFARABAD - Indian forces again started unprovoked firing on the civil population of Azad Kashmir in Nakyal sector from across the Line of Control.
Assistant Commissioner Nakayal, Chaudhry Muhammad Ayub told newsmen on Monday that due to firing, students of the area faced difficulties in coming back to homes from schools. However‚ the local administration managed safe return of the students.
Monitoring adds: Numerous children were stranded inside a local school, according to a media report.
On August 27, at least five people, including two women and a girl, were injured by heavy shelling and unprovoked firing at Nakyal Sector.
The continuous shelling and bombardment across the Line of Control (LoC) had forced the natives to flee. However, a few civilians returned home after having no such incident in the past four days.
After the fresh incident on Monday, the residents have once again started leaving the area.
The continued ceasefire violation on the LoC has created tensions in the region. The two countries agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement.
Pakistan has maintained that it seeks to resolve all disputes with the neighbouring country through talks.
In a separate development, India has agreed to hand over copies of two important speech recordings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Pakistan.
In an interview, All India Radio Director General Leeladhar Mandloi has said the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given a green signal for handing over the recordings to Pakistan.
The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation had requested for the recording of the founder of Pakistan’s famous August 11, 1947 address to Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly, which he delivered in Karachi.