|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 19: A meeting of senior NCP leaders was held under the chairmanship of Former Minister Thakur Randhir Singh NCP chief Jammu and Kashmir State where the state NCP condemned the killing of five members of a family and two others injured in Pakistani troops firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of border district of Poonch.
The deceased were identified as 35-year- old Mohammad Ramzan son of Abdullaha, his wife Malika Bi, 32, and their three sons 14-years- old Abdul Rehman, 12-years- old Mohammad Rizwan and 7-years-old Razaq Ramzan.The injured have been identified as Nasreen Kouser, 11 and Mehreen Kousar, 5, daughters of Mohammad Ramzan and five jawans of 7/11 grenadiers Lance Naik Gourav ,Rifleman Budha Rai,Naik Jitendra Verma , Rahul pandey and Subedar Deshbandhu. State NCP expressed great shock and anguish over the loss of lives and injuries and expressed sympathies with the effected families.
Singh while talking to media men said the Pakistani troops breached border ceasefire in Balakote sector and are targeting the civilian areas. Singh said it has been surge in ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the LoC, ceasefire line and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir this year. Singh lamented that despite making tall promises the Centre and the PDP-BJP Coalition Government have not taken any initiative so far to provide permanent durable shelters to the dwellers of the shelling prone forward areas.