Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to register a protest towards unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces alongside the Line of Control (LoC) on May 2 and May 5.
“Indian forces alongside the LoC and the Working Boundary are repeatedly focusing on civilian populated areas with heavy weapons. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuous from the 12 months 2017 when the Indian forces dedicated 1,970 ceasefire violations,” learn a press release issued by the International Office.
“The deliberate focusing on of civilian populated areas is certainly deplorable and opposite to human dignity, worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a risk to regional peace and safety and should result in a strategic miscalculation.”
He urged the Indian aspect to respect the 2003 ceasefire association; examine these and different incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, and keep peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.
Dr Faisal additionally reiterated Islamabad’s demand that New Delhi ought to allow the United Nations Navy Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated position as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
On May 2, Indian forces martyred a 15-year-old boy Tahir Hafeez and injured his nine-year-old sister Tahira in Rakhchikri Sector alongside the LoC.
Days later, on May 5, unprovoked Indian shelling in Hotspring and Kotkotera sectors martyred two civilians – a lady named Nasreen Bibi and a 12-year-old baby Muhammad Zahid – and left one other lady, Sonia Bibi, gravely injured.