On Thursday, a senior Indian diplomat was summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to lodge a firm complaint at the Line of Control ( LoC) over New Delhi’s ceasefire break.
The Indian ceasefire breach on November 11 caused a civilian to sustain severe injury, a statement issued by the ministry said.
“The 26-year-old Sagheer Ahmed s / o Rasheed Ahmed, a resident of Village Kirni, sustained severe injuries because of the indiscriminate and unprovoked shooting by the Indian occupying forces in the Rakhchikri Area of the LoC.”
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“Condemning the incident of Indian forces attacking civilians,” it was stressed that such senseless actions are in direct breach of the Ceasefire Agreement of 2003 and are also counter to all existing humanitarian and competent military standards.
The statement added that with artillery, large-caliber mortars and automatic guns, Indian forces continuously attacked populated areas. It added that “to date, India has committed 2660 ceasefire breaches this year,” resulting in at least 20 martyrdoms and 203 civilian casualties.
“India should not distract attention from the dire human rights crisis in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) by raising tensions between the LoC and the WB.”
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“The ministry called on New Delhi to honour the 2003 ceasefire understanding and urged the Indians side to” allow India and Pakistan’s United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role in compliance with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.