Indian diplomat summoned over continuous breach of ceasefire agreement


ISLAMABAD, FEB 10 (DNA) :  Pakistan has registered a strong protest against the India on Monday for continuous ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) which resulted in critical injuries to the civilians.

According to the Foreign Office, a senior diplomat from the High Commission of India has been summoned to register their protest for the indiscriminate firing by Indian troops on Feb 9 targeting the villages of Kotla district. 10 innocent civilians including children and women were wounded in the unprovoked firing.

Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored that such senseless Indian acts, in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international norms, further vitiate the tense atmosphere along the LoC and pose a threat to regional peace and stability.

It was also emphasized that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB), India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Pakistan called upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB.

It was also urged that India should permit 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.