India’s CFVs martyr a girl, a woman and a soldier

By Staff Reporter
Friday – May 1, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The Indian army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations (CFVs) in Kailer and Rakhchikri sectors along the line of control (LOC), Thursday, due to indiscriminate fire in Kirni village, a girl aged 16 and a woman aged 52 years were martyred, while a 10 years old boy and 55 years old woman got injured.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, during exchange of intense fire, lance naik Ali Baz, aged 34 years, resident of district Karak, embraced martyrdom.

In Kailer sector, Indian troops targeted Pakistan army posts with automatic and heavy weapons.

The Pakistan army responded effectively.

There are reports of heavy losses to Indian troops in men and material.

In Rakchikri sector, the Indian army troops deliberately targeted civilian population.

Separately, according to an official statement, the Indian charge d’affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned, Thursday, by south Asia and south Asian association for regional cooperation (SA and SAARC) director general (DG) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the CFVs by the Indian occupation forces along the LOC in Rakhchikri sector on April 29, 2020, resulting in martyrdoms and serious injuries to innocent civilians.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Kirni village, two innocent female civilians 16 years old, Zobia Bibi daughter of (d/o) Lal Din, and 52 years old Rasheeda Bibi wife of (w/o) Muhammad Hassan, embraced martyrdom and two civilians 10 years old, Faizan Hassan son of (s/o) Muhammad Hassan, and 55 years old Roshna Bibi w/o Kamal Din, sustained serious injuries.

In 2020 alone India has committed 919 CFVs and deliberately targeted innocent civilians living close to the LOC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the SA and SAARC DG Chaudhri underscored that such senseless acts are in clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding.

The widespread disregard by India for international human rights and international norms are further vitiating the tense environment, and are posing a serious threat to regional peace and security.

He added that by raising tensions along the LOC and the working boundary (WB), India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

The SA and SAARC DG Chaudhri called upon the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate CFVs and maintain peace along the LOC and the WB.

He also urged the Indian side 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.