Indian DHC summoned over ceasefire violations in Leepa Sector

24 Jul, 2017 5:24 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr. Muhammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Leepa Sector on July 21 resulting in the martyrdom of a 12-year old boy, Umair, in Gheekot village, and injuries to three others.

This is the third ceasefire violation by the Indian forces in the past four days. Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017 to date, Indian forces have carried out 618 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.

The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The director general urged the Indian side 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.

He urged that the Indian side should permit the UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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