India summons Pak deputy envoy on ceasefire violation

India on Wednesday summoned Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Syed Haider Shah and registered strong protest at the loss of life of a 7 month old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces on 21 May 2018 in Bhimber Sector across the Line of Control in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

According to MEA statement, it was conveyed that the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians, who are located away from the forward line of defences, by Pakistan forces using small arms and high caliber weapons is “highly deplorable and condemned in the strongest terms”.

Targeting of innocent civilians including young children is against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct. Pakistan authorities were called upon to investigate into such heinous acts of killing innocent civilians and instruct its forces to desist from such acts immediately, the MEA said.

“0ur strong concerns were also shared at continued unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations across the Line of Control and the International Boundary. More than 1088 such violations have been carried out by Pakistan forces at the Line of Control and International Boundary so far during 2018 which have led to loss of 36 lives and injuries to 127 persons”, the statement said.


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