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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register protest at the ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in in serious injuries to a civilian woman.

“Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces in Chirikot Sector of LoC on 25 January 2020, 21 year old Laiba, w/o Naqeeb, resident of village Serian, sustained serious injuries,” said a statement.

Condemning the targeting of civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was conveyed that “such senseless Indian acts, in clear violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and complete disregard for international human rights and international norms, further vitiate the tense atmosphere along the LoC and pose a threat to regional peace and stability”.

It was also emphasized that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB), India cannot divert attention from the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan called upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the Working Boundary.

It was also urged that India should permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.

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