Acting Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned by Foreign Office today to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces yesterday in Kot Kotera sector. A 65 year old lady embraced martyrdom in the firing.
He was told that despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. Indian forces have carried out more than 70 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary in just first 12 days of this year. This resulted in the martyrdom of one innocent civilian and injuries to five others. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since last year when its forces committed more than 1900 ceasefire violations.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner was told that deliberate targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and 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.
The Foreign Office urged India 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.
Pakistan urged that India should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.