Jammu & Kashmir Set for Arun Jaitley Visit, Omar Questions Timing of Ceasefire Violation

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Jammu & Kashmir Set for Arun Jaitley Visit, Omar Questions Timing of Ceasefire Violation

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a meeting with newly appointed General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command Lt. Gen. D S Hooda

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today questioned the timing of the ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) a day ahead of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's first visit to the state since assuming office. (Ceasefire Violation in J&K: Mortar Firing from Pakistan Side, India Retaliates)

"Is it just a coincidence that the Defence Minister is visiting J&K, for his 1st visit, to review the security situation tomorrow?" Omar wrote on micro-blogging website twitter. (Army Chief Briefs PM Modi on Situation Along Line of Control, India's Border With China)

Pakistan troops today targeted Indian posts with heavy firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in yet another violation of the ceasefire, prompting retaliation by Indian forces. (PM Modi replies to Nawaz Sharif's Letter: 'Look Forward to Working With You')

Omar said that the ceasefire violations in the Rajouri and Poonch areas were significant as some of shells had landed in civilian areas.

"Significant ceasefire violation in Rajouri and Poonch with reports of some shells having landed in civilian areas.

Some livestock loss," he further tweeted.

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