Pak summons Indian deputy high commissioner for second day in a row
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner for the second consecutive day to protest against what it described as “ceasefire violations” along the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.world Updated: Oct 26, 2016 18:21 IST
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner for the second consecutive day to protest against what it described as “ceasefire violations” along the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
The Indian diplomat was summoned by the director general (South Asia) in the foreign ministry and a strong protest was “lodged against the unprovoked ceasefire violations on 25-26 October” by Indian forces, according to a statement from the Foreign Office.
The Foreign Office said the ceasefire violations in Chapar and Harpal sectors of the international border and at Bhimber sector of the LoC had killed two civilians and injured nine more.
“It was conveyed to the Indian side that it should investigate the incident and share the findings with Pakistan, instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, refrain from intentionally targeting the villages and maintain peace” on the international border and LoC, the statement said.
The Foreign Office had summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner on Tuesday to protest against ceasefire violations along the international border that Pakistan said had killed two civilians.
The two countries have been engaged in a war of words since tensions spiked over the unrest in Kashmir triggered by the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani. India, which has accused Pakistan of sponsoring cross-border terrorism, carried out surgical strikes on “terrorist launch pads” along the LoC last month.
First Published: Oct 26, 2016 18:20 IST