According to the military’s media wing, two Pakistani civilians accepted martyrdom while another was injured after coming under Indian army fire in the Sattwal Sector from across the Line of Control (LoC).
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a statement on Saturday that the “Indian Army, in a display of its usual inhumane approach towards innocent Kashmiris, opened indiscriminate fire onto a group of shepherds in the Sattwal Sector.”
As a result, one civilian accepted martyrdom, while two others were gravely injured, according to the report.
However, in a later update, the ISPR stated that the death toll had risen to two as another injured in the Indian firing succumbed to his injuries.
“In response to the Indian Army’s unprovoked firing today while taking an inhumane approach towards innocent Kashmiris at Sattwal Sector, one more civilian has embraced shahadat while one remains critically injured,” the statement continued.
The martyrs were named as Obaid Qayyum (22 years old, son of Muhammad Qayyum) and Muhammad Qasim (55 years old, son of Muhammad Din).
According to the ISPR, both martyrs are residents of the village Bara Dari Tetrinote in Tehsil Hajira, district Poonch.
“Driven by a newfound geopolitical patronage, Indian forces have embarked on a plan to take innocent lives to satiate their false narratives and concocted allegations,” the military said, referring to a joint statement issued after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden.
The ISPR stated that Pakistan has the right to respond in whatever way it sees fit in order to preserve Kashmiri lives along the LoC belt, despite India’s loud objection.
“The Indian side is reminded to respect Kashmiris’ fundamental human rights, particularly their inalienable right to cultivate their lands,” the statement ended.