Kashmir residents appeal government to solve Pakistan ceasefire issue through dialogueRecord ID: 1469265
- Title: Kashmir residents appeal government to solve Pakistan ceasefire issue through dialogue
- Date: 13th April 2020
- Summary: KUPWARA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (APRIL 13, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) BLOOD ON GROUND
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Kupwara Pakistan ceasefire violation deaths
- Reuters ID: LVA001C9BQATR
- Location: KUPWARA JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: KUPWARA JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:00:14
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Story Text: Residents of India's northern Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir appealed to the federal government on Monday (April 13) to solve the ceasefire issue with Pakistan through dialogue after three persons were killed due to shelling.
Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged mortar and artillery shelling along the de facto border known as the Line of Control (LoC) that divides the disputed Kashmir region. The sporadic exchanges began on Saturday (April 11) and continued into Sunday.
Both countries claim the region in full, but rule only parts, and often accuse each other of breaching a 2003 ceasefire pact by shelling and firing across the LoC.
Pakistani troops targeted civilians living near the LoC, killing three people, including a child and a woman, and wounding five, said media reports.
Tension between the two countries was renewed when New Delhi withdrew the autonomy of the Kashmir region in 2019 and split it into territories federally administered by India. Until then, it had autonomy over all matters except defence, communications and foreign affairs.
India accuses its neighbour of training and then sending militants across the border to launch attacks and support a separatist movement against Indian rule.
Pakistan denies giving material support to militants in Kashmir but says it provides moral and diplomatic backing for the self-determination of Kashmiri people.
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