Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday summoned Indian diplomat to register its protest over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian army along the Line of Control (LoC) on August 14.
The Indian diplomat was summoned to remind New Delhi to respect the 2003 Ceasefire understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace.
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“The Indian 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 more than 1,980 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 16 shahadats and serious injuries to 161 innocent civilians,” the Pak Foreign Office was quoted as saying in a statement.
“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 Jammu and Kashmir,” Pak FO noted.