In a blatant attempt to incite violence, sources report on Sunday that Pakistan is using Kashmiri civilians in Lam and Charhoi village in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as a human shield against firing. Sources report that PoK residents have been forcefully pushed out of their houses towards the LoC to allegedly create a security situation in the area. In a video accessed by Republic TV, PoK civilians are seen revolting against the Pakistan Army's move to put civilians in harm's way. This move by the Pakistani Army has already injured PoK civilians and put them between India and Pakistan's firing-counter firing, as per sources.
The video shows PoK civilians protesting against the Pakistan Army shouting the slogan - 'No more night raids'. Sources report that the Pakistan Army has been conducting night raids in villages bordering the LoC in PoK. The civilians who do not comply are allegedly forced by the Pakistan Army to go in groups towards the LoC, according to sources. Sources report that when the civilians reach LoC, Pakistan Army resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violations anticipating retaliation from the Indian Army. Sources report that Pakistan Army hoped that the Indian Army would kill/injure civilians in the counter-fire. But the Indian Army has not done so, report sources.
Earlier in the day, the civilians across the Line of Control (LoC) and had continued shelling on the border areas in Kashmir's Nowshera. In visuals accessed by Republic TV reveal how local residents including kids have to take shelter to save themselves from Pakistan's nefarious actions. The Pakistan Army targeted forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district with heavy firing and shelling, violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) for the second day in a row, an army official said. Indian Army has given a befitting retaliation, the official said. There was no immediate report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing, the official said.
On September 1, Army personnel was martyred when the Pakistani Army targeted forward posts and villages in Shahpur-Kerni sector. This raised the death toll in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri since July to eight -- six soldiers and two civilians. On March 7, following the Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Indian Army had warned Pakistan of 'dire consequences' after their Army targeted civilians across the LoC. There has been a rapid increase in ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side along the LoC for the past 2 years.