India injures three civilians across LoC

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – May 21, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The Indian army troops initiated ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violation (CFV) using mortars and automatics in Nikial sector along the line of control (LoC) deliberately targeting civilian population.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Wednesday, statement, due to indiscriminate fire in Khanni and Ooli villages, three innocent civilians received critical injuries. All injured evacuated and being provided with medical care.

Separately, according to an official statement, on Wednesday, a senior Indian diplomat was summoned, in the federal capital, to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the CFVs by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC in Nikial sector, on Tuesday, resulting in serious injuries to three innocent civilians.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces, 18 years old Karam Din son of (s/o) Allah Din and 20 years old Muhammad Rizwan s/o Muhammad Taj, resident of (r/o) Ooli village; and 30 years old Hafiz Ilyas s/o Muhammad Sharif, r/o Khanni village, sustained serious injuries.

The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the working boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

In 2020, India has so far committed 1,101 CFVs.

Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored that such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding, and are also against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct.

These egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security.

It was added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the WB, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB.

The Indian side was also urged to allow the united nations military observer group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the united nations security council (UNSC) resolutions.