Young boy martyred in Indian army’s firing across LoC

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to record protest

By: News Desk      Published: 12:41 PM, 1 Jul, 2020
Young boy martyred in Indian army’s firing across LoC
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A young boy was martyred when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Lipa Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir.

The latest violation of the ceasefire agreement occurred on Tuesday night in which the boy, a resident of Talwari village, lost his life, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday in a statement.

Pakistan Army has responded effectively to the Indian firing, silencing the enemy’s guns, the ISPR spokesperson said.

In a tweet, the Army spokesperson said, “Indian troops unprovoked CFV targeting civil population using artillery, mortars & heavy weapons in Lipa Sector along #LOC late last night.”

The ISPR tweet said, “A young boy resident of Talwari village martyred due to Indian indiscriminate firing. Pakistan Army responded effectively to Indian firing.”

On June 25 last, a woman was wounded critically when the Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing on the civilian population in Karela Sector along the Line of Control (LoC). Violating the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan, Indian troops opened indiscriminate fire on Batla Mathrani Village on the Pakistan side of the Line of Control.

Pakistan summons envoy 

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in a statement issued said Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on 29th and 30th June 2020, resulting in shahadat of one and serious injuries to five innocent civilians.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Kayani and Jura sectors of the LoC, on 29th and 30th June 2020, 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 are residents of Falakan village).

FO Spokesperson said, “The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-calibre mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed 1546 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 114 innocent civilians.”

Pakistan Foreign Office condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces said 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.

“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 Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).”

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.