Pakistan summons Indian envoy to lodge protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to lodge protest over LoC ceasefire violations

Islamabad (Web Desk): A senior Indian diplomat was summoned was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday to register Pakistan's strong protest over ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.

In a statement, Foreign office (FO) Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, said due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Nezapir Sectors of the LoC, a 10 year old Muhammad Zaheer s/o Muhammad Rafique, residents of Mohri village, sustained serious injuries.

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

This year, India has committed more than 48 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 28 shahadats and serious injuries to 3 innocent civilians.

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

“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,” the FO statement said.

The statement added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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

“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,” the FO statement said.