Pak­istan sum­mons In­dian diplo­mat after five killed in Kash­mir

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Pak­istan says it has sum­moned an In­dian diplo­mat after five civil­ians were killed by “un­pro­voked” In­dian fire across the Line of Con­trol in the dis­puted Kash­mir re­gion. The For­eign Min­istry an­nounced the move yes­ter­day, a day after Pak­istan’s mil­i­tary said In­dian forces had shelled two ar­eas. In­dia said Pak­istani shelling across the Line of Con­trol killed and off-duty sol­dier and his wife on Satur­day, calling it an “un­pro­voked” vi­o­la­tion of a 2003 cease-fire agree­ment. The two nu­clear-armed ri­vals have fought two of their three wars over Kash­mir, which both claim in its en­tirety, since gaining in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tish colo­nial rule in 1947. The Hi­malayan re­gion is split be­tween In­dian and Pak­istani-con­trolled zones sep­a­rated by the heav­ily mil­i­ta­rized Line of Con­trol.


LA­HORE: Mem­bers of a non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion ‘Youth Fo­rum for Kash­mir’ chant anti In­dian slo­gans dur­ing a rally to mark 1st an­niver­sary of the death of a young rebel leader Burhan Wani, who was killed by In­dian troops last year, in La­hore, Pak­istan.

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