20-year-old boy critically injured in Indian army’s firing at LOC

By: News Desk      Published: 04:24 PM, 20 Jul, 2020
20-year-old boy critically injured in Indian army’s firing at LOC

Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) in Baghsar Sector along LOC targeting civil population in which 20 years old boy, resident of Mehtika village, received critical injuries and evacuated to a nearby hospital for necessary medical care, Army Spokesperson said in a press release issued on Monday.

Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) in Baghsar Sector along LOC and target civil population, said ISPR Director General in a statement issued, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

1,698 CFVs have been committed by Indian troops in 2020 to date.

Pakistan Foreign Office on July 18 summoned senior Indian diplomat to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on 17th July 2020.

“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 1697 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 133 innocent civilians,” FO office said.

“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),” FO spokesperson said.

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.