Indian forces resort to unprovoked firing at Neza Pir sector
Indian forces on Friday opened unprovoked fire in Naiza Pir sector of Rawalakot claiming a woman's life and injuring three.
The forces opened fire twice on Independence Day and destroyed a house. The three injured people have been shifted to hospital for treatment. Pakistani forces reciprocated the fire until exchange halted.
Separately, neighbouring authorities have barred Kashmiris from waving or hoisting Pakistani flags today. Several leaders including Moderate Hurriyat Group Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been put under house arrest. Heavy police contingents have been deployed in different areas including Srinagar.
However, Hurriyat leader Asia Andrabi waved flag today along with other members of the movement. The women also raised slogans in the gathering.
Meanwhile, Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to Foreign Office and a protest was lodged against decision of the Indian National Investigation Agency (INIA) not to contest the bail granted to Swami Aseemanand on Special Leave Permission. He was told that Pakistan has serious reservations on the efficiency of the Court in processing and disposal of cases regarding terrorism, especially those involving deaths of Pakistani citizens.
Further, the government demanded the authorities in New Delhi to take steps to bring to justice all those involved in the heinous act of terrorism on the Samjhota Express.
The Samjhauta Express, one of the two active rail links between Pakistan and India was bombed in February, 2007. No action has been taken by the Indian authorities against the mastermind and perpetrator of this dastardly attack.
In 2011, Hindu extremist leader, Swami Aseemanand, had confessed that he was involved in several bombings incidents and also claimed to have been a part of the Samjhota Express train bombing. Swami Aseemanand is said to be a leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu group that shares close ties with India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).