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Pakistan blamed India for the deaths of four civilians in Kashmir

Pakistani authorities accused India of unprovoked violation of the cease fire, killing four civilians.

"Troops of the Indian army started unprovoked violations of the ceasefire regime in sectors Social and Basar along the line of control, targeting civilian population. 4 innocent civilians, including a woman, were killed, 1 civilian injured", - said the official representative of army of Pakistan the General-major Babar Iftikhar the on Twitter.

He noted that the Pakistani army "has effectively answer the fire of the Indians".

Relations between India and Pakistan escalated after August 5, 2019 new Delhi announced the decision to abolish the state of Jammu and Kashmir, creating on its basis two Union territories (administrative units that have less rights than the state). For this, the Indian Parliament abolished article 370 of the Constitution, which gives the state special status. Pakistan, which claims the Indian part of Kashmir, strongly condemned the decision.

After the Muslim regions of British India formed the separate state of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir was the only Indian state where the majority are Muslims. There are active separatists, which new Delhi accuses the Pakistani authorities. Islamabad denies the accusations, saying that the Kashmiris themselves are fighting for their rights.