Even after multiple warning on "Not to target civilian areas", the Pakistan Army has been continuing to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control targeting the Indian civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the aftermath of the continuous attacks on civilians, the Indian Army on Wednesday issued a stern warning to Pak Army, reiterating that "as a professional Army it is committed to avoid civil casualties, especially along LoC".
"We would reiterate that as a professional Army we are committed to avoid civil casualties, especially along LoC. All actions taken by our defence forces are targeted towards counter-terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas, to avoid civilian casualties," read the Indian Army press statement.
Further, stating that it is attempting to maintain strict vigil along the LoC and IB, the Indian Army warned the Pak Army of 'dire consequences' if there is any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan.
"We are maintaining strict vigil along the LoC and the international border. Any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences".
As per PTI report, the Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire for over 60 times during the last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir, also leaving nine persons, including some army personnel, injured.
On March 1, Pakistan fired in Jhullas area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district in which two children - a nine-month-old baby, her five-year-old brother and their mother were killed. A local from Salotri of Jhalos area where the firing happened has spoken about the atrocities committed by the Pakistan Forces.
"Why are we being subjected to this atrocity?. The mortars which was felled is the biggest ever. If more such shellings happen, this whole place wil be destroyed. Why are we being slaughtered like this?" said the civilian.