Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to the Foreign Office (FO) to sign up a strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 12, hurting 6 civilians.

According to a declaration provided from the FO, unprovoked and indiscriminate Indian shooting in Rakhchikri and Khuiratta Sectors of the Line of Control (LoC), led to the injuries of 6 innocent civilians consisting of 2 women and an 11- year-old woman.

The hurt civilians were citizens of Kirni, Jijot Bahadar, and Jagalpal town, it stated.

FO Representative Aisha Farooqui stated that the Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Limit (WB) have actually been continually targeting civilian inhabited locations with weapons fire, heavy-calibre mortars, and automated weapons.

“This year, India has committed 1659 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in the martyrdom of 14 people and serious injuries to 129 civilians,” stated the representative.

Condemning the terrible targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian profession forces, it was highlighted that such ridiculous acts remain in clear infraction of the 2003 Ceasefire Comprehending, and are likewise versus all developed humanitarian standards and expert military conduct.

Aisha stated that such outright violations of international law show constant Indian efforts to intensify the circumstance along the LoC and are a danger to local peace and security.

“By raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K),” the foreign office stated.

She stated that the Indian side was hired to appreciate the 2003 Ceasefire Comprehending, examine the events of intentional ceasefire violations, and keep peace along the LoC and the WB.

The FO even more stated that the Indian side was likewise prompted to enable the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role based on the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) resolutions.

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