ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) resulted in injuries to four more innocent civilians in Jandrot Sector, prompting Pakistan to summon the Indian envoy to register its protest.
The firing incident took place on Tuesday which caused injuries to a 26-year-old resident of Sandhara village Nasreen Akhtar, 24 & 7 years old residents of Dera Sher Khan village Rabia & Momina, and a 7-year-old resident of Bamroch village Munshi.
The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons.
In 2020, India has so far committed 1296 ceasefire violations resulting in 7 shahadat and serious injuries to 98 innocent civilians.
In its protest registered before the senior Indian diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Wednesday, Pakistan 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.
It was noted that 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 Working Boundary, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).
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.
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.