Army man injured in cross border fire in Uri

Srinagar: (PTI) An Army man was injured on Sunday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district
of Jammu and Kashmir, an Army official said.
The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in north Kashmir”s Uri sector by resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian posts, the official said.
The injured Army jawan was taken to a medical facility for treatment, he said, adding that the Army is giving a befitting reply to Pakistani
Meanwhile, officials said that Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and
villages along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The firing from across the border started in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector around 8.45 pm on Saturday and continued intermittently
through the night, they said.
The Border Security Force retaliated effectively, the officials said.
There was no report of any casualty or damage in the cross-border firing which ended around 5.30 am this morning, they said. PTI
Civil rights activists demand restoration of Articles 370, 35A
New Delhi: (PTI) Civil rights activists urged the government on Saturday to restore Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution and take steps to
bring back normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Social activist Shabana Hashmi said the abrogation of Article 370, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was a mindless exercise
carried out by the BJP-led government.
“The government first did demonetisation and said this will end terrorism. Then they did surgical strikes and said terror had ended. On February
26, after the Balakot airstrike, they claimed that we had killed around 600 militants.
“Now, they have published an advertisement in newspapers, saying shops and schools are shut in the valley due to the fear of militants. If the
government has killed all the militants, then whom are they talking about now,” Hashmi told reporters at the Press Club here.
Delhi-based journalist and writer Revati Laul said removing Article 370 was the main cause of trauma for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“People in Jammu have lost business because it was dependent on Kashmir and they are being force-fed this narrative that you have to say you like
it. In Jammu, more people refused to talk to us as compared to Kashmir,” she said.
The activists urged the government to restore Articles 370 and 35A, mobile and internet services and remove the restrictions on the movement of
people in the valley. PTI

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