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Pakistan Protests Attacks Along Indian Border

Soldiers stand near the flag-draped casket of their colleague Havildar Ghulam Mohyuddin, whom the Pakistan military said was killed by Indian soldiers while manning a post on the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed region of Kashmir, during funeral prayers at a garrison mosque in Jhelum, January 11, 2013.
Soldiers stand near the flag-draped casket of their colleague Havildar Ghulam Mohyuddin, whom the Pakistan military said was killed by Indian soldiers while manning a post on the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed region of Kashmir, during funeral prayers at a garrison mosque in Jhelum, January 11, 2013.
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Pakistan has lodged a strong protest against what it said are repeated, unacceptable and unprovoked attacks on Pakistani soldiers by the Indian army.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani summoned India's high commissioner Sharat Sabharwal on Friday and asked that the Indian government thoroughly investigate "repeated violations of the ceasefire" in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and take steps to "ensure their non-recurrence."

There have been three separate clashes along the de facto border this week, with the latest incident taking place on Thursday.  

Pakistan's military says a Pakistani soldier was killed by "unprovoked firing" on a Pakistani military post in the Hotspring sector. A military spokesman, Major-General Asim Saleem Bajwa, said Thursday's attack was the10th ceasefire violation by India so far this year.

An Indian external affairs ministry spokesman, Syed Akbaruddin, told reporters in New Delhi Friday that Indian troops in the Mendhar sector responded in a "controlled" way to unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side.

On Tuesday, India accused Pakistani troops of killing two Indian soldiers in a cross-border attack. Indian officials said the bodies of the two soldiers were subject to "barbaric and inhuman mutilation," and that one of them was beheaded. On Sunday, Pakistan claimed Indian troops crossed the border and raided a Pakistani military post, killing a Pakistani soldier."

The clashes between the nuclear-armed neighbors are the worst outbreak of violence in Kashmir since a cease-fire took effect in 2003. But Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday, shortly before the latest alleged shooting incident, that she does not believe the violence will derail the ongoing bilateral peace process.

Pakistan's Foreign Office on Friday said "such unprovoked attacks" are against the spirit of the ongoing peace process and create "unnecessary and unavoidable distractions" in peace efforts. Pakistan also said it has pursued dialogue with India "with seriousness" and taken "significant steps" to create a peaceful environment.

The South Asian neighbors have fought two wars over Kashmir since gaining independence from Britain in 1947. India and Pakistan both claim the region in full.

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by: rahendra from: vidisha,India
January 12, 2013 11:29 AM
FRIST Pakistn violations of jeneo pact of prisoner of war.they cut nake of our soldier name hemraj.so our Army should attack to pakistan.world community knows that who is Hafij saied,weher stay jawahiri .why famous qvta city,Pak a big pig. T
terrorist countey so wanna finished them.


by: Anonymous
January 11, 2013 8:12 PM
Pakistan land of unprecedented savagery has long mounted a terrorist campaign to retake Kashmir despite treaties to the contrary. China to its ever lasting regret assisted Pakistan in obtaining and manufacturing nuclear weapons as a counter weight to its arch enemy India. Now like Frankenstein’s monster a nuclear armed Pakistan is unraveling into a failed state.

The world needs to disarm Pakistan and strip it of nuclear weapons ASAP. We need to stop all military funding of Pakistan ASAP as it is money used to kill our citizens and other innocents. Only civilian aid and modest amounts of that should be provided to Pakistan who is our enemy, not our friend. All travel to Pakistan should be banned and Pakistanis should not be able to visit the US. Isolating Pakistan and cutting off any military related trade is essential to bring this barbarous, lawless nation to heel.

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by: kali maan shakti dey
January 12, 2013 1:33 PM
Ok what a wisfull thinking... so you can invade us and then loot us + deny us our food , rob our country's natural wealth. what a monster you are like bhutto said in1965 in un.


by: Andy from: Canada
January 11, 2013 4:24 PM
India really needs to get a grip. All this fuss over a granny crossing a border? Do you know how many cross our borders illegally?

Talk about an overreaction.

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by: Rahul from: Bangalore
January 11, 2013 6:00 PM
Its not because some old women crossed the border its because Pakistani army beheaded 2 Indian soldiers along the border and taking the mutilated head with them. No civilized army in this world would behead another soldier even during the war, it shows how barbaric Pakistans army is. India killed one Pakistani soldier during firing along the border so now they are "protesting" about it instead of owning up their mistakes.

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