FO summons Indian ambassador over ceasefire violation

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office today (Sunday) has summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia to register a ‘strong protest’ over the recent ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), which resulted in the killing of a 10-year-old girl.  

Earlier, a 10-year-old girl was killed and four civilians sustained injuries after the Indian occupation forces resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing near the Hotspring and Rakhchikri sectors of the LoC.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing, a boy and an elderly woman from the same village were seriously injured as were a four-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man from Degwar village.

In a press release, the Foreign Office Spokesperson informed that the Indian occupation forces have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

“This year, India has committed 2225 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 18 martyrdoms and serious injuries to 176 innocent civilians,” FO Spokesperson added.

The Spokesperson underscored that such senseless acts were in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, and were 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,” he added.  

However, the spokesperson said India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).

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