Indian diplomat opposes ceasefire violation on LoC The Express Tribune


On 5 September 2020, the Foreign Ministry summoned a senior Indian diplomat to file a strong protest against Pakistan over ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), resulting in serious injuries to an innocent civilian. .

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in the Rakhkhari sector of the Line of Control, 19-year-old Muhammad Tariq, son of Ghulam Hussain, a resident of village Kirni, suffered serious injuries.

Indian forces along the LoC and Working Boundary (WB) are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, India has so far committed 2,158 ceasefire violations, resulting in 17 shahadats And serious injuries to 168 innocent civilians.

Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by Indian occupation forces, the MoFA underlined that such inane acts are in clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire violation, and against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct Are also.

These arrogant violations of international law reflect continued Indian efforts to elevate the situation on the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.

It added that by increasing tensions along the Line of Control and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the serious human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The Indian side was called to understand the 2003 ceasefire, investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the Line of Control and the WB. As per the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) were also urged to allow the UN military team to play its mandatory role.

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