Two BSF jawans killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor in Jammu and Kashmir today. Firing has been started in the International border between India and Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident has happened nearly a week after the Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of both India and Pakistan agreed to sign a ceasefire pact of the year 2003 in “letter and spirit”.
On 29th of May, the Director General of Military Operations of Pakistan called his Indian counterpart to implement the particular ceasefire pact. The reason behind this is to improve the border safety and spare civilians hardships.
But unfortunately, on today morning, Pakistani rangers took a course of action to indiscriminate firing along the international border killing two BSF jawans. There was a heavy gunfight between both the sides in Pargwal area of Akhnoor. There were severe injuries as well. Among the injured BSF jawans, assistant sub-inspector is also included, who have been immediately taken into a nearby hospital.
As per the BSF officials, at least ten BSF jawans along with thirty civilians were targeted by the Pakistani rangers.
Brij Lal Sharma, a police post in-charge said’ “Around 2:15 am on Sunday, two BSF jawans were killed in the ceasefire attack by Pakistan across the International Border in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor area in Jammu and Kashmir.”
One of the BSF officials said that 21 Chenab Rangers of Pakistani Rangers started doing ceasefire attack at the Jawans at Jaman Bela post of 33 Battalion in Pragwal area. Two BSF jawans who died in the spot are constable VK Pandey of 27 years old and ASI SN Yadav of 48 years old. Along with that three local people were injured. They were identified as Bansi Lal of 40 years old, Sulakshana Devi of 25 years old and Balwinder Singh of 22 years old.
All the injured civilians were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
On May 29th, both the DGMOs of India and Pakistan named Lt Gen Anil Chauhan and Maj Gen Shamshad Mirza held a meeting and both the countries mutually agreed to implement the 2003 ceasefire pact.
The main reason behind implementing the ceasefire understanding is the increasing number of deaths in the border areas. The death toll has increased to 20. Whereas on last month, most of the people residing near the international border had to sacrifice their house due to ceasefire attacks. Around 12 local people and 2 jawans were dead.
Soon after the meeting between both the DGMOs, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti whole-heartedly welcomed their decision and started implementing on it.