Indian diplomat summoned over ceasefire violations along LoC

Due to indiscriminate firing a 65-year-old civilian sustained serious injuries, says FO

News Desk April 14, 2020
Due to indiscriminate firing 65 year-old civilian sustained serious injuries, says FO. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan has summoned Indian diplomat at the Foreign Office in Islamabad to register a "strong protest" over unabated violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) on April 14, which badly injured a civilian.

"Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces, a 65 years old innocent civilian, Alam Din s/o Feroz Din, sustained serious injuries in Jandrot Sector," the FO said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Indian troops along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons, the statement added. "This year, India has committed 765 ceasefire violations to date."

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC

"Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored that such senseless Indian acts, in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international law, are a threat to regional peace and security," according to the communique.

It also stated that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Pakistan urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate all incidents of ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB, the FO said.

New Delhi was also urged to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions, it added.

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