Congress pulls up NDA Government for failing to end ceasefire violations by Pakistan

New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government for failing to stop the ceasefire violations from across the border, and added that such activities by Pakistan have increased in pace since the new government took charge over seven months ago.

“Pakistan has been continuously involved in ceasefire violations. From the time the new Government came to force and Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, since then Pakistan has been more active across the international border,” Congress leader Rashid Alvi told ANI.

He was commenting on the ceasefire violations in the Samba Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Alvi further said, “Before the formation of the government, there was not a single BJP leader who did not raise questions by saying that there is the need of strict dialogue with Pakistan…”

Meanwhile, reacting to India’s Deputy High Commissioner being summoned by Pakistan last evening, senior Congress leader P C Chacko accused the neighbouring country of pursuing a tit-for-tat policy, which could be dangerous for the future of both nations.

“Ours was a genuine issue concerning India’s security when we summoned the Pakistani envoy (Abdul Basit) but they are doing tit-for-tat and it can be dangerous game which they are playing,” he said.

The latest ceasefire violation in the Samba Sector comes after Islamabad reportedly summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner to that country last evening to register its protest over the alleged killing of four Pakistani Rangers by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the border areas of the Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier on Wednesday there were reports of fresh ceasefire violations from Pakistani troops in the same area which killed one BSF jawan- Constable Sri Ram and another jawan suffered minor injured, besides killing the four Pakistani Rangers in the exchange of firing.

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