ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Two more innocent civilians received serious injuries when the Indian troops opened fire in the Jandrot Sector of the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday, prompting Pakistan to summon a senior Indian diplomat again and lodge its protest over yet another ceasefire violation.
The injured were 25-year-old Sufiyan and 28-year-old Muhammad Rafaqat, a resident of Barmoch village.
To register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the LoC, the senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday.
The Indian troops along the LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons.
In 2020 to date, India has committed 2,530 ceasefire violations, resulting in 19 shahadats (martyrdom) and serious injuries to 197 innocent civilians.
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.
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 Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).
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.