Pakistan Trade Fire Across Border
After a weekend of escalating tensions in the disputed territory of Kashmir, the Indian army on canada goose outlet Monday again accused Pakistan of violating the 2003 cease fire at the border between the two countries. No deaths were reported overnight.
Pakistan in turn accused India of launching artillery fire across the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the Indian and Pakistani controlled halves of Kashmir, claiming that the shelling had killed a civilian and severely injured another. The Pakistani military said that the Indians had canada goose outlet canada also opened fire on two check posts.
The tumult comes less than a week after canada goose outlet the canada goose factory outlet Indian government accused Pakistani specialist troops of killing five Indian https://www.cheshuntteamministry.org.uk soldiers on canada goose uk outlet Aug. 6 in the Poonch district along the LoC. Pakistan denied any role in that attack, but buy canada goose jacket the event nevertheless quickly rekindled the long standing ill will between the canada goose factory sale nuclear armed neighbors.
Before last week, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had made overtures to New canada canada goose uk shop goose outlet online Delhi to get the governments‘ cheap canada goose relations back on track. Both countries stand to benefit greatly from increased trade canada goose outlet new york city and cheap Canada Goose regional security cooperation, particularly ahead of the pullout of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 2014.
Now all of that may be on hold, as the two governments‘ are seemingly once again consumed with lobbing accusations of „unprovoked attacks“ at each other while civilians in the region endure another spasm of violence.
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After the military clashes resumed on the border last canada goose outlet sale week, communal riots between Muslim and Hindu groups started in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and quickly spread to other areas in the region. At least canada goose outlet jackets two people were killed and dozens were injured Canada Goose Coats On Sale in the chaos, and curfews have been imposed in several districts. On Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced on Twitter that goose outlet canada he had ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence, and canadian goose jacket canada goose outlet store uk New Delhi has also requested a report from the state on the weekend events.
The outbreak of communal violence and its repercussions is being hotly debated in the so called monsoon session of Parliament that is now under way in New Delhi. Both upper and lower houses were canada goose outlet uk adjourned after rowdy disruptions over the issue in the morning, canada goose outlet online uk and Canada Goose Outlet statements are expected from both the opposition leadership and government.
Meanwhile in Islamabad, Pakistani media has reported that the government is considering whether to recall diplomatic staff in New Delhi because of concerns for their safety.