FO summons Indian deputy HC, lodges protest over ceasefire violations

FO summons Indian deputy HC, lodges protest over ceasefire violations

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 22 and 23, 2019.


On July 22, a 12-year old boy Mohammad Riaz was martyred while 18 year old Zabeeullah sustained serious injuries in Bagsar Sector along the LoC.

On July 23, in Hotspring, Jandrot and Banchirian Sectors along LoC, an innocent civilian woman Jan Bibi was martyred while three civilians Naseem and Parveen Bibi from Hot Spring Sector and Khalid from Banchirian sector sustained serious injuries.

According to FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, the Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.

He said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

Dr Faisal said the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

The FO spokesperson 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 said the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.