ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to register protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on June 29 and 30.
“Condemning the deplorable targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, it was underscored 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,” Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui through a press release.
It further said the “egregious violations of established international law reflected consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and were a threat to regional peace and security”.
FO added that by raising tensions along the LoC and the Working Boundary, India cannot divert attention from the grave human rights violations in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of deliberate ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the WB. The Indian side was also urged 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,” the statement added.