Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner for the sixth time in over two weeks to protest against the ceasefire violations it claimed Indian troops were committing on the Line of Control.
The foreign office (FO) said that the director general (South Asia & SAARC), Mohammad Faisal, summoned JP Singh to “strongly condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 8 by the Indian Forces on the Line of Control (LoC) in Khuirata and Battal sectors”.
This is the sixth time in over two weeks that the Indian deputy high commissioner has been summoned to the FO here.
The FO said the violation by India resulted in the death of four civilians, including a woman and a 10-year-old girl, besides injuries to seven others.
The director general also urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit, stop targeting the villages and civilians, and maintain peace on the LoC, it said.
The foreign office claimed that this year so far, India committed 222 ceasefire violations out of which 184 have been on the LoC and 38 on the Working Boundary, resulting in the deaths of 26 civilians and injuries to 107 others.