LoC ceasefire violations: Pakistan lodges strong protest with India

Dunya News

Dr Faisal urges Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its role as per the UNSC resolutions

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh on Saturday and condemned unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control 2 in Bhimbar Sector.

In another event of unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), Indian troops had fired mortar shells on civilian population in Bhimber Sector. This violation led to the martyrdom of an innocent young 22 years old Munazza Bibi w/o Muhammad Waseem r/o Pakka Kothavillage. She was mother of two.

According to the foreign office Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Muhammad Faisal, “the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.”

He urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement, investigate it and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

Dr Faisal urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.

In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 2312 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 35 innocent civilians, while injuring 135 others.

This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India continued from the year 2017 when the Indian forces had committed 1970 ceasefire violations.