ISLAMABAD, Pakistan/SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir
As the world battles the COVID-19, Kashmiris across the Line of Control (LoC) struggle to escape from bullets.
The de facto border divides the disputed Kashmir valley between Pakistan and India and a fresh wave of cross border shelling have escalated tensions following the firing of heavy mortars in Dhudnial areas of Shahkot sectors along the LoC in Pakistan administered Kashmir on April 10.
The Pakistan military said Indian troops “resorted to unprovoked Ceasefire Violations” using artillery and heavy mortars deliberately targeting the civilian population.
“At Bessan Wali and Chhari villages, four innocent civilians, including