India’s CFV across the LoC injures a civilian

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – November 4, 2020
ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the foreign office (FO), Tuesday, to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations (CFVs) by the Indian occupation forces along the line of control (LoC), resulting in serious injuries to an innocent civilian.

According to press releases, due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Bagsar Sector of the LoC, 45 year old Muhammad Afzal son of (s/o) Muhammad Aslam, resident of Mehtika, sustained critical injuries on Tuesday.

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

This year, India has committed 2,659 CFVs to date, resulting in 20 martyrdoms and serious injuries to 202 innocent civilians.

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 illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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

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

Separately, terrorists’ fire raid from across the border on security forces’ border post on Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Manzaikai sector in Zhob, Balochistan, led to the martyrdom of a frontier corps (FC) soldier Naik Fakhr Abbas, aged 22 years, while two soldiers got injured.

Pakistan has consistently been raising the issue with Afghanistan authorities for effective border management on their side of the border to check cross border terrorist incidents.