India’s deputy envoy summoned by Pak over ‘ceasefire violation’ along LoC
Pakistan’s Foreign Office said India resorted to “unprovoked firing” on April 1 along the LoC in Chirikot sector and claimed that an 18-year-old civilian, who was injured in the firing, died on Sunday.Updated: Apr 03, 2017 22:38 IST
Pakistan on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to condemn the alleged ceasefire violation by Indian security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) that led to the death of a civilian.
In a statement, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said India resorted to “unprovoked firing” on April 1 along the LoC in Chirikot sector.
The statement claimed that an 18-year-old civilian, who was injured in the firing, died on Sunday.
“The director general (South Asia and SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces,” it said.
It said the “deliberate targeting” of civilians was indeed “condemnable and contrary” to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.
The director general urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; 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.
First Published: Apr 03, 2017 22:36 IST