Islamabad—Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Wednesday claimed that India continuously violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Karela sector of the disputed valley. Two children were injured in by Indian fire in the village of Palani, read a statement released by the FO spokesperson on Twitter. The second incident of cross-border firing started at 4pm on Wednesday and continued till evening, said the spokesperson for the Foreign Office. “#LoCViolationsbyIndia continue as ceasefire violations began on October 19th midnight @Karela sector; was met by befitting response from our side.” This is the second ceasefire violation reported today, the FO alleged, adding that the Pakistan Army provided a “befitting response”.
“Second time today India violated ceasefire @Karela sector which is continuing since 4pm, Pakistan Army’s responding.” Reports regarding ceasefire violations usually come from the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa. Today’s announcement from the FO is a departure from the norm. The Indian prime minister stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack in India-held Kashmir earlier in September. Hours after the attack occurred, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’. India also accused Pakistan of involvement in the attack.