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Time right to remove Article 370: Shiv Sena

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2017, 11:49 IST

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on 18 July said the time is right for removing Article 370, which has granted special status to Kashmir.

"Now, it is time to take a decision to remove Article 370, granting special status to Kashmir. This is against the unity of the nation. Killing of martyrs and Kashmiri Pandits are due to Article 370. It's the responsibility of Prime Minister and President to take a decision on this," he told ANI.

The Pakistan Army on 18 July violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber Gali and Poonch Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The violation took place at around 6:45 a m, to which the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.

Earlier on 17 July, a jawan was injured in the ceasefire violation carried out by Pakistan in the Uri Sector.

The Indian Army had also confirmed the death of a soldier during ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu's Bhimber Gali Sector. The deceased soldier was identified as Naik Muddasar Ahmed.

In the fire exchange, Ahmed was grievously injured when mortar shells landed on his bunker. He was evacuated to the MI room where he succumbed to his injuries.

On 12 July, two soldiers were killed after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Kupwara Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

On 9 July, the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector along the LoC.


First published: 18 July 2017, 11:48 IST