Pakistan Summons India’s Dy High Commissioner Over Firing Along LoC
New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control (LoC) in which two civilians were killed and five others injured. The Foreign Office in a release stated that India resorted to firing in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors.
The statement said that targeting of civilians deliberately is against human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.
The Foreign Office urged India to respect 2003 ceasefire understanding, investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.
Meanwhile, the Indian Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that the Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82mm and 120mm mortars along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naushera and Krishna Ghati sectors, to which the Indian Army posts retaliated strongly.
At least five Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others injured in retaliatory firing by Indian Army in the Bhimber and Battal sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.