ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: India has committed 2,404 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) to date in 2020, resulting in 19 martyrdom and serious injuries to 192 innocent civilians.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons.
The latest incident of indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the LoC occurred on September 30, 2020 in which another innocent civilian suffered serious injuries.
The ministry said that the victim 65-year-old Kalsoom Begum was a resident of Kathar village.
To register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces, a senior Indian diplomat was again summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday.
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.
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 Working Boundary.
It 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.