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Pakistan condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along LoC, WB
October 20, 2019

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Foreign Office has summoned Indian Charge d’Affairs Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by Indian occupation forces in Jura, Shahkot and Nausehri Sectors yesterday and today five innocent civilians embraced shahadat, while six others, including women and children, sustained serious injuries. 

The Indian occupation forces, along the LoC and Working Boundary, have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy calibre mortars, and automatic weapons.

This escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from 2017, when the Indian forces committed more than 1970 ceasefire violation.

Director General South Asia Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that Pakistan categorically rejects Indian media reports about so-called “launchpads” being targeted by India along the LoC.

Earlier, highlighting the Indian threat to regional peace and security, Pakistan has called upon the P5 to ask India to provide information about the so-called alleged “launchpads” and stated its willingness to arrange a visit of the P5 diplomats to those locations to expose Indian falsehood.

Heinous Indian targeting of civilians is a typical attempt by India to divert international attention from the humanitarian nightmare in Occupied Kashmir.

The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

Dr Muhammad Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council Resolutions.

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