Tuesday, 26 October, 2021


Pakistan summons Indian diplomat to lodge protest over ceasefire violations

In 2017 Indian soldiers have carried out more than 1,300 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the WB resulting in the death of 50 innocent civilians and injuries to 165 compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016 Pakistan summons Indian diplomat to lodge protest over ceasefire violations
Bennie Garza | 15 November, 2017, 20:19

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Poonch Sector in Baramulla district of Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday, prompting a strong retaliation by the Indian Army.

On October 31, a 12-year-old girl Gulnaz Akhtar was injured in Pakistani firing at Karmara village.

Raising criticism over the continuing ceasefire violations, the FO's South Asia chief handed over a protest letter to the Indian diplomat.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws", the foreign office stated.

PM Abbasi was briefed by General Officer Commanding on situation along the LoC, Indian Ceasefire Violations targeting civilians and befitting professional response by Pakistan Army.

In 2017, Indian soldiers have carried out more than 1,300 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) resulting in the death of 50 innocent civilians and injuries to 165, compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016. India must allow UN Observer Group to visit its sides of the border.

India maintains that UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control.

There have been almost 300 incidents of ceasefire violations along the border between India and Pakistan during this year so far, resulting in the death of almost a dozen people, including soldiers and injuries to many others.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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