Indian envoy summoned
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan lodged a strong protest on Tuesday against ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bagsar Sector on May 4 which resulted in critical injuries to six civilians.
According to the Foreign Office, a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan’s protest. Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces, Waheed, 45, Nazima Bibi, 55, Aqeel, 12, Shaheen Begum, 30, Zareena Begum, 50, and Jamil, 45, were critically injured, stated the FO. Condemning the violation, FO noted that Indian forces “along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons”.
It was underscored that in 2020 thus far, India has committed 957 ceasefire violations and 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, stressed the FO.