UN: (UN observers visit Indian shelling hit areas of Sialkot border villages)


SIALKOT: A team of United Nations Military Observers Group in Pakistan and India (UNMOGIP), on Monday visited Indian shelling-hit Sialkot border villages Chaprar, Malaana, Saalehpur and Raismaan in Chaprar Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.

According to the senior officials of Punjab Rangers, the UN observers met with the grieved families of three martyred Pakistani civilians Mohammad Boota, Rahat Mehmood and Ghulam Mustafa, who were martyred by the unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) about five days ago in Chaprar Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.

The UNMOGIP Observes team met with the local Indian shelling affected people and they sought details from them about the fresh Indian BSF hostilities, which caused the big losses of their properties and cattle as well.

They also inquired about the health of the several people at Sialkot CMH. They were injured by the unprovoked stepped up intensified shelling on Sialkot border villages by the Indian BSF here along the Sialkot Working Boundary.

The local affected people brusted before the visiting UN Observers against Indian aggression. On this occasion, the UNMOGIP Observers said that they were closely observing the situation after the fresh intensified Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages in Chaprar Sector. They said “we are investigating the situation deeply and collecting the evidences, in this regard”.

Local villager Mohsin said that the Indian BSF was targeting the civilian population by firing heavy mortar shells in these villages. Unprovoked Indian shelling created harassment and panics among the local people in these Indian shelling-hit Sialkot border villages here.

The Indian shelling affected people demanded early financial compensation of the damages of their properties caused by Indian shelling.

Local people told the visiting UN Observers that more than tow dozens cattle of local villagers were killed and several houses were badly damaged in Chaprar and Charwah Sectors of Sialkot Working Boundary by unprovoked intensified mortar shelling of Indian BSF, saying that Indian BSF was targeting the civilian population in Sialkot border villages.

The people further told the UN Observers that the Indian BSF targeted the civilian population when the local people were sleeping on the roof tops and in the courtyards of their houses, badly damaging houses and cattle sheds.

The local people expressed grave concern over the killings of the several Pakistani citizens and injury of several other Pakistanis near Sialkot by this stepped up unprovoked Indian intensified shelling on Sialkot border villages along Sialkot Working Boundary here. They also lodged a strong protest against this Indian war aggression.

Senior officials of Punjab Rangers gave detailed briefing about the fresh spell of unprovoked intensified mortar shelling on Sialkot bordering villages in Chaprar sector along the Sialkot Working Boundary.

The Punjab Rangers senior officials expressed grave concern over this mounted Indian war aggression and said that it was condemnable act that the Indian BSF had also targeted the civilian population in Sialkot border villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary.