India And Pakistan Blame Each Other For Tensions In Kashmir Region

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India And Pakistan Blame Each Other For Tensions In Kashmir Region

Indian soldiers keep guard along a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, in the Kashmir region. (Danish Ismail/Reuters)

On Saturday, spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry Nafees Zakaria accused India of “continuous efforts to turn Muslims into a minority in Kashmir Region”.

“Indian forces commit crimes against humanity that killed 15 civilians, last week alone,” Zakaria said adding that “India violates UN resolutions in Kashmir, as well as human rights principles.”

India has accused Pakistan of violating the cease-fire agreement after a 45-year-old Indian woman was killed by the Pakistani army’s shelling on Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

Another woman, Pakistani, was killed last Tuesday as a result of Indian Army shelling near Kashmir.

On Friday, the 41 Rashtriya Rifles Army headquarters in Kalaroos were attacked by militants, the attack wounded only an Indian soldier, according to Indian sources.

Meanwhile Indian sources said that Zakir Musa, commander of Hizbul Mujahedeen, a group linked to al-Qaeda and active in Kashmir, managed to escape after being besieged by the Indian security forces in Noorpora village in Kashmir Region.

It is worth to note that India and Pakistan have violated the cease-fire agreement several times since its signing in 2003, the most serious violation was in October 2014 when the Indian Army and the Pakistani army engaged directly.

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