In yet another ceasefire violation, four civilians, including a woman, were martyred while another sustained injuries when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.
The military's media wing said that the Indian soldiers violated the ceasefire agreement in Nikial and Bagsar Sector, "Pakistan Army troops responded effectively to Indian firing."
Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked CFV in Nikial & Bagsar Sectors along #LOC targeting civ population. 4 innocent civilians incl a woman in Ratta Jabbar & Lewana Khaiter vill embraced shahadat, 1 civilian got injured. Pak Army troops responded effectively to Indian firing.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 17, 2020
Indian ceasefire violations have witnessed a surge since August 5 last year when New Delhi abrogated the special status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).
In 2020, India has so far committed over 1,100 truce violations.
Army sepoy martyred in Indian ceasefire violation along LoC
In response to Indian allegations of targeting “launch pads” across the LoC, last month Pakistan had formally asked the United Nations to obtain information from New Delhi over its allegations.
Aisha Farooqui, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called on the UN to task UNMOGIP to validate Indian claims of “infiltration attempts” and targeting launch pads on the Pakistani side of the border along LoC.