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Sena protest against Pak hockey team

Posted on Jan 14, 02:45PM | IBNS

Women hockey team members of Pakistan had to leave a stadium in Mumbai on Sunday after the activists of Shiv Sena protested against their participation in view of the border skirmishes along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shiv Sena activists shouted slogans and held up placards forcing the exit of the Pakistani team in view of security from the Bombay Hockey Association (BHA) stadium.

The players came to Mumbai after they were issued visa to participate in the Hockey India League.

They were taken out of the stadium during practice.

As the border tension continued to simmer along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector, Indian media reports quoting unnamed sources Sunday said Pakistan has agreed to a flag meeting with the commanders of the Indian Army in Poonch.

Fresh firing was reported from the Krishnaghati area in Poonch late Saturday that began after the Indian Army noticed movement across the Line of Control (LoC) in the area, media reports said.

Ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours worsened this week over border firing and killing of two Indian soldiers, including the beheading of one of the martyrs by Pakistani troops.

Pakistan has, however, denied its soldiers killed or beheaded any Indian soldiers.