Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations along LoC

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations along LoC

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission to register Pakistan's strong protest on the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Hajipir and Sankh Sectors on May 1.

According to a statement issued by the FO spokesperson, a 30-year-old innocent woman, Nasreen Akhtar w/o Rafique, resident of village Khwaja Bandi, sustained injuries due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces.

Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons.

In 2020, India has committed 940 ceasefire violations.

"Targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian forces saying such senseless acts are in clear violations of the 2003 ceasefire understanding and are against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct," the statement added.

The spokesperson said these egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.

By raising tensions along the LoC and the working boundary, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said.

The Indian diplomat was called to respect the 2003 agreement and investigate this incident, as well as other such incidents.

The Indian side was also urged to allow 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.