Pakistan lodges strong protest with India


Indian troops kill 47 at LOC, WB in 10 months
Sophia Siddiqui


Pakistan has lodged strong protest with Indian over repeated violations by the Indian troops on the Line of Control and Working Boundary in Jammu and Kashmir.
Two children were martyred on Saturday when Indian Troops restored to firing at Kotli and Nikial Sector. An eight years old girl of Kainat Dherri and fourteen year Hummayaun resident of Balakot were killed on Saturday. These fresh attacks by the Indian Occupation Forces raised the toll to 47 this year which is highest in any year. Four persons including three children also recieved injuries in the firing incident on Saturday.
According to Foreign Office Indian forces have carried out more than 1100 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary this year resulting in the shahadat of 47 innocent civilians and injuries to 159, as compared to 382 ceasefire violations in 2016.
“The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Indian troops is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws,” foreign office said.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to Foreign office and Pakistan condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Kotli/Nikial Sector on 14 October 2017 resulting in the shahadat of 2 children and injuries to 4 others, including 3 children.
The Acting Director General (SA & SAARC) urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC. He urged the Indian side to permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
Pakistan believes that ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.

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