Pakistan lodges strong protest against Indian ceasefire violations

Pakistan on Friday, summoned senior Indian diplomat and lodged strong protest over unprovoked, indiscriminate and continuous ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LOC).

According to the press-release issued by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indian ceasefire violations (CFVs) and cross-border shelling on Thursday resulted in in serious injuries to three innocent civilians on the Pakistani side.

“Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Hotspring and Jandrot Sectors of the LoC, 15-year-old Irum Riaz,26-year-old Nusrat Kausar and 16-year-old Mukheel, residents of Andrala Nar Village, sustained serious injuries,” read the statement.

Furthermore, the Foreign Office highlighted that Indian troops have committed 2,280 ceasefire violations to date, which have resulted in 18 civilian casualties, whereas another 183 were severely wounded due to Indian shelling.

“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. It was 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 & Kashmir (IIOJK),” the statement added.

Pakistan has urged India to abide by the  2003 Ceasefire Understanding and maintain peace along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB).

India must allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions, said the Foreign Office.