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MEA summons Pakistan deputy excessive commissioner over ceasefire violations

India exaggerating about its capabilities MEA summons Pakistan deputy excessive commissioner over ceasefire violations
Melinda Barton | 22 January, 2018, 03:21

In 2018 the Indian forces have carried out more than 70 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary in just 12 days, resulting in the shahadat of one innocent civilian and injuries to 5 others.

The ministry stressed that nine civilians had been killed by Pakistan on Thursday and Friday.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was summoned at the Foreign Office over the latest incident, said a statement issued by FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, who also took to Twitter to denounce the 'unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and Working Boundary (WB)'. The MEA stated that such deliberate actions were against all established humanitarian norms and practices.

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate the incidents of truce violations, said an official statement.

Yesterday's ceasefire violation came days after two women were killed and five people injured in cross-border firing along the Working Boundary in Sialkot's Chaprar sector. It also asked India to allow the U.N. Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role in accordance with Security Council resolutions.

He said despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.

The Foreign Office (FO) said that Indian troops violated the ceasefire in Khuiratta, Bagsar and Khanjar Sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) on January 20.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, which Pakistan denies.

India and Pakistan have a long history of bitter relations over Kashmir, a Himalayan territory divided between them and claimed by both in its entirety.

Almost 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.