Pakistan ceasefire violation
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At least one civilian was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the border of Jammu & Kashmir's Samba sector on Friday.

Pakistan has repeatedly violated ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir. One villager was killed and four others were injured when Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch district on 7 September.

At least 52 ceasefire violations were reported in August, including the 27 August violation, in which three civilians were killed and 16 others sustained injuries. In July, 19 violations were reported. In total, there were 245 ceasefire violations in 2015.

The fresh violation comes even as Hindtuva-driven parties like the Shiv Sena have begun rattling the sabre against Pakistan and resorting to violent protests to disrupt bilateral programmes that include Pakistani nationals like Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahryar Khan,  former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali.

Meanwhile, tension gripped the hilly Bhaderwah town in Jammu region on Friday over allegations that miscreants had desecrated the Quran. Shops, public transport, businesses and educational institutions remained closed in the town of Kishtwar district after Muslims alleged that during Thursday's Dussehra celebrations in the town, miscreants burnt some pages of the Quran.

On Friday, Muslim youth took to the streets, burnt tyres and blocked traffic on the roads. Bhaderwah has nearly as many Muslims as Hindus. Authorities said the situation is under control and the veracity of the allegation was being probed.

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