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Ceasefire violations: India's Deputy High Commissioner summoned by Pak govt

Pakistan On Monday Summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh To Condemn The Alleged Ceasefire Violation By Indian Security Forces Along The Line Of Control (LoC), Killing A Civilian.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Apr 2017, 10:37:05 PM
File photo of India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh


Pakistan on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh to condemn the alleged ceasefire violation by Indian security forces along the Line of Control (LoC), killing a civilian.

Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that India resorted to “unprovoked firing” on April 1 along the LoC in Chirikot sector.The statement claimed that an 18-year-old civilian, who was injured in the firing, died on Sunday.

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

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It said that the deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

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. 

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First Published : 03 Apr 2017, 10:30:00 PM