The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday summoned the Indian diplomat to protest consistent and continuous violations of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding.
According to FO, the “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces” in Khuiratta sector of the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday resulted in the death of 11 civilians.
The victims included 55-year-old Muhammad Haneef, five-year-old Shangur, five-year-old Summan, 20-year-old Aruj, 35-year-old Zabina, 65-year-old Sarwar Jan, 35-year-old Sajida Kausar, 10-year-old Eraj, 50-year-old Khursheed Begum, seven-year-old Hurrain Irfan and nine-year-old Mubeen.
“These egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security,” the statement issued by the FO read.
The FO said that India has committed over 2,820 ceasefire violations this year resulting in 26 deaths and serious injuries to 245 civilians.
Condemning the occupation of Indian forces along the LoC and Working Boundary (WB), the FO added that these repeated violations by the Indian forces cannot divert attention away from the severe human rights atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).