Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over ceasefire violation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today (Saturday) has summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register its strong protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along with Line of Control (LoC) on 14th August 2020, which resulted in serious injuries to a three-year-old.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, “The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons.”
“This year, India has committed more than 1,980 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 16 martyrdoms and serious injuries to 161 innocent civilians,” the foreign office informed.
The spokesperson also condemned the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces. “Such senseless acts were in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire understanding and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct,” the statement added.
The statement said, “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. “
“However, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK),” it noted.
The statement informed, “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.”
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