India's LoC violations have shot up since 2014, Army tells diplomats

By: News Desk      Published: 12:08 PM, 24 Sep, 2020
India's LoC violations have shot up since 2014, Army tells diplomats

Pakistan has said that India has been carrying out ceasefire violations at Line of Control in Kashmir to divert the international community’s attention from Occupied Kashmir as well as what has been happening to minorities in the South Asian nation.

ISPR Director General Babar Iftikhar on Thursday informed the diplomats visiting the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir that the ceasefire violations by India have shot up since 2014. "Human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir is alarming,” he told the envoys during a visit to the Jora Sector in Azad Kashmir.

Babar said Indian forces were deliberately targeting civilians on the LoC.

A delegation of 24 ambassadors, defence attachés and the representatives of international organisations stationed in the federal capital from some two dozen countries visited the LoC on Thursday.

He informed them that India was carrying out the ceasefire violations to divert the world’s attention from Kashmir as well as what was happening to minorities in the South Asian nation.

The military spokesperson also apprised the envoys of the Indian forces' use of heavy weapons in the violations.

The diplomats including representatives from Azerbaijan, Australia, Bosnia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and the European Union also met victims of Indian aggression and those targeted by unprovoked firing from New Delhi's forces during their visit.

The representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) also visited the LoC.