Woman martyred as India opens fire on LoC


-Minor injured in unprovoked violation by Indian army Jandrot, Khuiratta
-FO summons Indian envoy, handed over strong protest

RAWALPINDI: A woman embraced martyrdom while a minor girl sustained wounds in unprovoked firing by the Indian army in Jandrot and Khuiratta sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday.
“Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked CFVs in Jandrot & Khuiratta Sectors along #LOC deliberately targeting civilian population this morning,” the military’s media wing said.
“A woman embraced shahadat while an 8 years old girl sustained injuries,” it said, adding the injured child has been evacuated and is being provided medical care.
Earlier, on April 20, Indian troops had resorted to unprovoked firing on the civilian population in Baroh, Dhudnial, Rakhchikri and Chirikot sectors along the Line of Control (LoC).
Due to indiscriminate Indian fire of heavy weapons and mortars, a two-years-old minor Muhammad Haseeb in the Dhudnial sector, embraced martyrdom while four citizens including a woman and 72-years-old senior citizen in Baroh, Rakhchikri and Chirikot sectors sustained serious injuries.–ISPR
Our Diplomatic Correspondent adds: Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned by Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri of Pakistan Foreign Office, to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) earlier in the day, media reported on Monday.The ceasefire violation occurring in Jandrot and Khuiratta Sector resulted in martyrdom and serious injuries to innocent civilians.
An official statement by the foreign office after the fact stated that due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Jandrot sector, an innocent lady, Yasmeen Sheraz w/o Sheraz, 36 years old, r/o Red village, embraced shahadat. Whereas, an innocent girl, Ateba Zaher d/o Zaher Ahmed, 9 years old, r/o Mohra Chattar village, sustained serious injuries in Khuiratta Sector. The statement further read that 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. This year, India has committed 882 ceasefire violations.–Agencies