Pakistan summons Indian diplomat, registers strong protest over CFVs by India July 20, 2020

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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat, registers strong protest over CFVs by India July 20, 2020

ISLAMABAD-A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to Foreign Office today (Monday) to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control today, resulting in serious injuries to an innocent civilian.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Bagsar Sector of the LOC, 20 year old Moin Akhtar, resident of Village Mehtika, sustained serious injuries.

She said the Indian occupation forces along the LOC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. This year, India has committed 1732 ceasefire violations to date, resulting in 14 shahadats and serious injuries to 134 innocent civilians.

Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the Foreign Office 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.

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. It was added that by raising tensions along the LOC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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 WB.

The Indian side was also urged to allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.