Ceasefire violations: Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC

Cheryl Sanders
January 22, 2018

"It was conveyed to the concerned authorities in Pakistan that deliberate targeting of innocent civilians was against all established humanitarian norms and practises", the statement said.

According to the communique, the latest violations occurred on January 20 and 21, when 18 Indian posts resorted to unprovoked firing with mortars and heavy weapons in the Nikial sector along the LoC, killing two innocent civilians, identified as 33-year-old Dil Muhammad from Bhai Dhara village and 25-year-old Nafeesa Bibi from Raetla village/Karela.

Yesterday's ceasefire violation came days after two women were killed and five people injured in cross-border firing along the Working Boundary in Sialkot's Chaprar sector.


Three civilians and two soldiers were killed on both sides in the latest clash, officials in the two countries said, as each blamed the other for initiating the violence.

"This unprecedented escalation in cease-fire violations by India is continuing" since 2017 despite calls for restraint from Islamabad, Pakistan's statement said.

Faisal said the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and against the human dignity, global human rights and humanitarian laws.


Ministry of External Affairs today summoned the Pakistan's deputy high commission to convey its concern over the incidents of on the Line of Control and International Border (IB), reported ANI.

The DG said the Indian side should permit United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The heavily militarised LoC as well as Working Boundary have been witnessing frequent skirmishes and artillery duels, in a serious breach of a ceasefire agreement signed by both armies in November 2003.


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