Pakistan keeps parading Indian envoy over LoC violations

By: News Desk      Published: 02:49 PM, 15 Aug, 2020
Pakistan keeps parading Indian envoy over LoC violations

A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday again to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on 14th August 2020, resulting in serious injuries to one innocent civilian.

Every time Indian army targets civilians across the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir Pakistan wastes no time in calling the Indian envoy to the Foreign Office and gives him a lecture. The Indian envoy had been to the Pakistani Foreign Office for dozens of times in recent months. 

In a statement issued in Islamabad on Saturday, Foreign Office Spokesperson said due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Dhudhnial Sector of the LoC, 03-year-old Zulekha d/o Mushtaq, resident of Village Tejian, sustained serious injuries.

The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed more than 1980 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 16 shahadats and serious injuries to 161 innocent civilians, Foreign Office Spokesperson said that. 

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. 

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 and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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 spokesperson said 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.