Senior Indian diplomat summoned to register Pakistan’s protest » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad, November 23 (KMS): A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today, to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) yesterday, resulting in serious injuries to 11 innocent civilians.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces in Khuiratta Sector of the LoC, 55 years old Muhammad Haneef, son of Muhammad Hussain, 5 years old Shangur, 5 years old Summan, 20 years old Aruj, 35 years old Zabina, 65 years old Sarwar Jan, 35 years old SajidaKausar, 10 years old Eraj, 50 years old Khursheed Begum, 7 years old Hurrain Irfan and 9 years old Mubeen, residents of JijotBahadar village, sustained serious injuries.

The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed more than 2820 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 26 shahadats and serious injuries to 245 innocent civilians.

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

It was added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in 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.

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