Pakistan lodges protest with India over killing of farmer near Working Boundary

Foreign office condemns actions of Indian BSF, terms it violation of Border Ground Rules

APP/web Desk May 02, 2015
Foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam. PHOTO: PID

SIALKOT/ ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with India over the killing of a Pakistani by Indian border security forces for inadvertently crossing the Working Boundary.

According to a statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first secretary of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was summoned to the Foreign Office and a protest was lodged.

Amanat Ali was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) across Shakargarh on the Working Boundary on Friday. The Foreign Office condemned the BSF’s violation of Border Ground Rules.

On Friday, Ali was harvesting wheat in a border village in Shakargarh sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.

According to senior officials of the Chenab Rangers, Amanat Ali (40) of Sariya Kothey-Shakargarh village was busy in wheat harvesting along with other local farmers in the fields close to the Sialkot Working Boundary.

The Indian BSF around 1 pm handed over his body to Punjab Rangers in Shakargarh sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.

The grieved family, heirs and local people staged an anti-India protest for the killing. They held up banners and placards inscribed with slogans against India.

They said the Indian BSF had violated the international border laws and shot dead an innocent Pakistani after dragging him into Indian territory from Zero Line.


p r sharma | 6 years ago | Reply BSF handed over the body of the (so called) farmer to Pak rangers . Definitely Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed the dead body from Indian side. Two situations can be imagined first Either Amanat Ali crossed the border and Indian force treated him to be an infiltrator and shot him. Second and as claimed by Pak foreign office that BSF entered the working boundary and dragged Amanat Ali while he was harvesting in the field ( and some more farmers too were harvesting in the nearby fields) and shot him dead . If BSF entered the Line of control what was rangers were doing ( did not fire on BSF or they were sleeping ) . People at large over the globe are wise enough to use the rationale and can decide who is lying. Infiltration from Pak side is common, well established fact and declared policy of Pakistan. This news is for the domestic audience of Pakistan.
wb | 6 years ago | Reply Clearly a case of an infiltrator shot dead by BSF.
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