152 ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border this year: Government

New Delhi, Nov 25: 152 ceasefire violations have taken place so far this year along the India-Pakistan border in which 15 people were killed and 115 others injured, Government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

In the recent past, Indo-Pak border/ Line of Control have witnessed increased hostilities from Pakistan side and in October there were rampant ceasefire violations, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply.

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As reported by the state government, till October 31, 2014, there were 152 ceasefire violations in which 13 civilians and two security personnel were killed and 101 civilians and 14 security personnel were injured.

Rijiju said a large number of people were affected by the heavy firing/ shelling in the border areas of Kathua, Samba and Jammu district.

People of these areas were temporarily shifted to safer places and were accommodated by the administration at various government buildings and were also provided free ration, he said.

However, after the ceasefire violations stopped from across the border, they returned to their homes, he said.


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