Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over LoC ceasefire violation, says two civilians killed in firing

The Foreign Office statement also said that "deliberate targeting" of civilians is contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 5:49 pm
ceasefire violation, Kashmir, jammu and kashmir, pakistan, Indian deputy high commissioner Foreign Office said in a statement that India resorted to firing in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors. (Representational photo)

Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner JP Singh and “condemned the unprovoked” ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control (LoC) in which two civilians were killed and five others injured. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office, India resorted to firing in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors.

The statement said, “The Director General (South Asia & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces on June 1.”

The statement also said that “deliberate targeting” of civilians is contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws.

The Foreign Office said, “The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding, 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.”

In Battal sector, one person was killed and four others injured, while in Kotli sector, one person was killed and one injured.

Earlier in the day, in an another incident, a General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) labourer was killed and five others injured as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and automatic weapons fire at various places along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that the unprovoked shelling from across the LoC first started in Nowshera sector at 7.20 am and in next 20 minutes, the Pakistani troops opened another front in Krishna Ghati area. He said, “They were indiscriminately firing 82 mm and 120 mm mortar shells, automatics and small arms. Indian troops were retaliating strongly and effectively.”

 

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    chan yan
    Jun 4, 2017 at 1:11 am
    stop kil civilians /nothing to gain i thank you
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      MyTake
      Jun 2, 2017 at 5:04 am
      In stan army runs the country and also the bornder. Naturally India should engage army 100 to run the border!
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        ramesh ahuja
        Jun 2, 2017 at 1:29 am
        The coward BATS, who were killed like RATS by INDIAN ARMY are kil their own people and blaming INDIA, as per reports Whenever INDIAN ARMY comes in front of pkstn soldiers they start to pee and get loose motions, they start removing their pants and cry .WHICH ARMY is this???
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          lafanga
          Jun 2, 2017 at 5:09 am
          You need to first feed your poor soldiers who are making selfie videos every other day showing the appal conditions and deserting. You can't make tall claims on empty stomach. C h u t y a.
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          pakistan ka chud@iiii
          Jun 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm
          Break Balochistan form stan. The people in Balochistan want this to happen. Pak will be finished. China will rethink its stance towards India. Because they go by the Art of War, they will start respecting India more. Enough is enough.
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            chang hoo
            Jun 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm
            enough is not enough unttill you stop your two faced approach /china willl not forget that you refused its offer to mediate if only you lissen to china you would bbe happy andd smi wiitth yyou ffeet up and no more trouble from our alweather friend stan you also refused american mediation /dont you want peace /we chinese know who tthe agressor is /
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            Manu
            Jun 1, 2017 at 8:22 pm
            Well If it intrests anyone even the J&k state citizens , here is the history at least from 1820 . You might be surprised to know who ruled it before Maharaja Ranjit Singh. www.thefridaytimes /tft/no-country-for-old-pasts/
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              Cc
              Jun 2, 2017 at 12:27 am
              History is older than 1820.just FYI.
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