September 14, 2019| Press Releases|
The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Charge de Affaires, Mr. Gaurav Ahluwalia, today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC). In the most recent ceasefire violations by the Indian forces on 14 September 2019 in Nikial and Jandrot Sectors of the LoC, targeting innocent civilians, an innocent woman Fatima Bibi, 40 years old, resident of Village Balakot, embraced shahadat while seven others, including women sustained serious injuries.
The Indian occupation forces along the LoC and Working boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons, which still continues. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations.
The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
The Director General (SA & SAARC) urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
14th September 2019
Last modified: November 14, 2019
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