New Delhi: As many as 677 cases of cross- border firing by Pakistan have been reported from May 2014 to October 2015, Rajya Sabha was informed today. “During the period May 2014 to October 2015, 677 cases of cross-border firing incidents by Pakistan Rangers have been reported along the Indo-Pakistan border,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in reply to a written question.
He said due to cross-border firing, the number of casualties of civilians during the period May 2014 to October 2015 in Jammu and Kashmir was 27. “During this period three BSF jawans died and 19 were injured due to cross-border firing,” he said.
Rijiju said a number of steps have been taken to stop the cross-border firing, including India repeatedly telling Pakistan at the highest level to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control, DG-level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers, besides others.