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When will government wake up, Congress asks after Pakistani shelling

IANS | New Delhi |

The Congress on Friday attacked the Modi government over the recurring deaths of civilians and military personnel due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the government to “wake up”.

“Ceasefire violations have gone up by 500 per cent in 44 months. Over 303 military personnel and 193 civilians have died in Jammu and Kashmir. Today again two civilians died and four (were) injured… Saheb (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), when will our government wake up?” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala asked in a tweet.

Surjewala’s remarks came after two civilians were killed in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir’s R.S. Pura sector early on Friday.