In­dian forces re­sort to un­pro­voked fir­ing at Neza Pir sec­tor

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

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).

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