FO summons Indian deputy high commissioner, lodges protest against ceasefire violations

Dunya News

The Indian forces along the LoC and the working boundary are continuously targeting civilian areas.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

South Asia and SAARC Director General Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations.

On July 28, 2019, 28-years-old Munir Hussain, a resident of Katchar village, sustained injuries in Kailer Sector along LoC.

In Nezapir Sector, a woman namely Rehmat Jan, a resident of village Mandhar, was martyred, three civilians, Muhammad Naeem, 30-year-old Zainab Bibi, 57 years old, resident of Kirni village, Begum Jan, w/o Muhammad Qasim, 30 years old, resident of Mandhar village sustained serious injuries.

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

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

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.

Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these 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.

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