Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations along LOC

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) summoned Indian envoy to lodge strong protest against continuous ceasefire violations (CFVs) along Line of Control (LOC) on Friday.

According to the press-release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along LOC) on 24th September 2020, injuring two civilians on the Pakistani side.

The development comes as earlier, Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked cross-border shelling using artillery, heavy caliber mortar in Baroh Sector along LOC on Thursday.

Two civilians, namely Shakeel Ayub – 35 and his son Luqman Shakeel – 8, were wounded in Indian firing.

As per the details, Indian forces have committed 2,340 CFVs this year so far, which have resulted in 18 casualties and 187 civilian injuries.

Furthermore, Pakistan has urged the Indian side to adhere to the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding to ensure peace and stability in the region.

“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,” read the official statement issued by Foreign Office.

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.