One civilian martyred in unprovoked Indian firing across LOC

Dunya News

An innocent citizen Mir Muhammad embraced martyrdom.

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – One civilian martyred and a woman sustained injuries on Saturday after Indian troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement and said that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing of heavy weapons including mortars along the LoC in Charikot Sector and deliberately targeted civilian population.

According to ISPR, an innocent citizen Mir Muhammad embraced martyrdom while a woman got injured in village Kakuta. The injured was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical assistance.

Pakistan Army befittingly responded to the Indian unilateral unprovoked action and targeted Indian post which initiated fire.

A senior diplomat from the High Commission of India has been summoned to the Foreign Office, to register Pakistan’s strong protest at the ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), resulting in serious injuries to the civilians

Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored that such senseless Indian acts, in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international norms, further vitiate the tense atmosphere along the LoC and pose a threat to regional peace and stability.

It was also emphasized that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB), India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Pakistan called upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB.

It was also urged that India should permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.

On the other hand, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider condemned Indian firing across LoC and paid tribute to Mir Muhammad.

Farooq Haider said that injured woman will be provided with best medical care. He added that India is deliberately targeting schools and health centers.

He further said that Kashmiris are not afraid of Indian cowardly activities and soldiers of Pakistan Army deserve tribute for blowing up the Indian posts.