Pakistan summons Indian envoy, lodges strong protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian envoy, lodges strong protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday 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 Nikial Sector, resulting in serious injuries to five innocent civilians.


In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that five innocent civilians, including three children, were injured in the indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Nikial Sector along the LoC on Sunday, the Radio Pakistan reported.

The spokesperson said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, India has committed 1595 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 121 innocent civilians.

Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the FO spokesperson said such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.

Aisha Farooqui 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 WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir," the statement said.