Volatile Bor­ders

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

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to data re­leased by the Pun­jab Rangers, the work­ing bound­ary between In­dia and Pak­istan was vi­o­lated 75 times by In­dia in the last three years, killing three peo­ple and in­jur­ing at least 48. This year alone, one per­son was killed and seven civil­ians in­jured in bor­der vi­o­la­tions.

Last year, the Pak­istani and In­dian forces pe­ri­od­i­cally ex­changed fire along the Sialkot re­gion for al­most two weeks, forc­ing the vil­lagers liv­ing close to the bor­der to leave the area. At least two peo­ple, in­clud­ing a sol­dier, were killed and 14 were wounded in bor­der clashes be­fore In­dia and Pak­istan agreed to re­store the cease­fire.

In­dian users check their phones 77 times daily on an av­er­age, with about 26 per­cent do­ing so more than 100 times a day.

The phe­nom­e­non of watch­ing videos on mo­bile de­vices is also on the rise. Forty per­cent re­spon­dents said that they watched videos late at night in bed, 25 per­cent while com­mut­ing, 23 per­cent while having din­ner and 20 per­cent said they watched videos while shop­ping.

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