Pakistan registers protest with Indian diplomat as LoC violations continue
A woman was martyred and seven other civilians, including two women and three children, sustained splinter injuries in the latest ceasefire violation by India along the LoC, in Athmuqam, Shahkot Sector on December 31, 2018.
The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons. In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 2350 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 36 innocent civilians, while injuring 142 others, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
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The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights, and humanitarian laws, the statement said, adding, the ceasefire violations by India were a threat to regional peace and security and might lead to a strategic miscalculation.
The Director-General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this 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 also called on the Indian side to permit UNMOGIP (United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council Resolutions.
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