India martyrs an elderly across LoC
By Staff ReporterFriday – March 2, 2018
According to an official statement, despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in CFVs. In 2018, the Indian forces carried out more than 400 CFVs along the LoC and the working boundary (WB), resulting in the martyrdom of 19 innocent civilians and injuries to 69 others.
This unprecedented escalation in CFVs by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 CFVs.
The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.
The CFVs by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
The SA/SAARC acting director general urged Singh 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 and the WB.
He urged that the Indian side should permit united nations military observer group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the united nations security council resolutions.