Pak shelling boosts Let's 'Year of Kash­mir' cam­paign

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The Pak­istan army is re­sort­ing to in­ten­si­fied shelling across the Line of Con­trol in Jammu and Kash­mir as part of its sup­port to Lashkar-e-taiba's "Year of Kash­mir" cam­paign, said a se­nior In­dian Army of­fi­cial to­day. The month of July has seen greater cease­fire vi­o­la­tions, which re­sulted in killings of 11 peo­ple, in­clud­ing nine sol­diers and in­juries to 16 oth­ers be­sides dis­lo­ca­tion of thou­sands of peo­ple from the bor­der ar­eas of the state. Pak­istan-based Ja­maat-udDawa (JUD), which was known as Lashkar-e-taiba ear­lier and which has now re­named it­self as Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kash­mir (TAJK), had de­clared 2017 ear­lier as

Kash­mir.

The cam­paign is aimed at mak­ing the LOC look "more ac­tive to high­light the Kash­mir is­sue."

The se­cu­rity agen­cies at­trib­uted Pak­istan army's sup­port to Jud's cam­paign while point­ing out the spurt of in­ci­dents of cross-loc shelling and fir­ing by them in July.

Amid one of the worst fa­tal­i­ties in re­cent times, the month also saw over 110 live­stock fall­ing prey to the in­ci­dents of shelling and fir­ings by Pak­istani army in which nearly 35 struc­tures, in­clud­ing over two dozen houses were dam­aged along the LOC in Ra­jouri district alone.

In the wake of re­peated fir­ing and shelling by Pak­istan, the ?Year of

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