Indian envoy summoned over LoC ceasefire violation


By Asghar Ali Mubarak

ISLAMABAD: To register strong protest over Indian occupied forces ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jandrot Sector the other day, a senior Indian diplomat was summoned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Wednesday.
According to a Foreign Office press release issued here, the unprovoked firing seriously injured Nasreen Akhtar, 26, resident of Sandhara village; Rabia, 24 and Momina, 7, residents of Dera Sher Khan village; and Munshi, 7, resident of Bamroch village.
The Foreign Office said that the diplomat was told 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 said.
The Foreign Office said by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary, India could not divert attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).