Pakistan calls senior Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC

India has committed 940 ceasefire violations in 2020


News Desk May 02, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Pakistan on Saturday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register a 'strong protest' over ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Hajipi and Sankh sectors on May 1, resulting in serious injuries to an innocent civilian.

"Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces, a 30-year-old innocent woman, Nasreen Akhtar w/o Rafique, resident of village Khwaja Bandi, sustained injuries," the Foreign Office statement said.

The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons, the statement added.

 

In 2020, India has committed 940 ceasefire violations.

Targetting innocent civilians along the LoC is a clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding. It is also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.

Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and Working Boundary (WB) is a threat to regional peace and security.

India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the statement read.

The Indian diplomat was called to respect the 2003 agreement and investigate this incident, as well as other such incidents.

The Indian side was also urged to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its pivotal role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

 

 

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