Pakistan, the country which on one hand harps the tune for peace in its attempt to portray itself as a nation striving for it, and on the other hand at the same moment, it destroys lives of those it claims it wants to save.
In an act most condemnable, Pakistan has fired along the LoC at Indian civilian areas in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two children - a nine-month-old baby, her five-year-old brother and their mother. The cowardly act exposes Pakistan's doublespeak as the civilians were targeted during the time of the release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
On Friday, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir firing at civilian areas. Distraught civilians lay low for cover, but the death of innocent children in the firing has angered the locals. The shelling has also caused a lot of destruction of property. As seen in the visuals, the firing which killed the children also brought down the house where they used to play, sleep and eat.
A local from Salotri of Jhalos area where the firing happened has spoken about the atrocities committed by the Pakistan Forces. Republic Media Nework's Amit Kumar Chaudhary spoke to locals who have implored to stop the atrocities committed on them by the Pakistan Forces.
The local says, "The shelling began after Azaan at around 6.30 pm and continued for lose to four hours. We were scared and stayed at home. The firing has caused a huge destruction. This house belongs to Mohammed Aslam whose wife and two children were killed. And look at the condition of his house. Other house which was destroyed belongs to Rashid. One more child was injured, his leg was chopped off by the firing and he has been taken to Jammu. 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?"