Pakistan calls Indian Charge d’Affaires over recent ceasefire violation

Pakistan’s foreign office summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces this week.

According to the details, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs registered strong protest over the ceasefire violations along with the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces on June 29, 30, violation resulting in martyrdom of one and serious injuries to five innocent civilians.

The foreign office spokesperson in a press release said, “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.”

The spokesperson also said these grievous violations of international law reflected consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and were a threat to regional peace and security.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Kayani and Jura sectors of the LoC, on June 29 and 30, 16-year-old Muhammad Tauheed s/o Muhammad Ismail, resident of Talwari village embraced shahadat; and 2-year-old Azad Ahmed s/o Mushahid Ibrahim, 6-year-old Aneesa Waqas d/o Muhammad Waqas, 28-year-old Siraj Din s/o Nizam Din, 16-year-old Sarmad Akram s/o Muhammad Akram and 42-year-old Abdul Qayyum s/o Junaid Ali sustained serious injuries, (all injured were residents of Falakan village).

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It was added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Wahga Border, India could not divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

“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 Wahga Border.

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,” it added.