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Indian envoy summoned in Pakistan over border firing

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Friday summoned India's High over "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the (LoC) and international border which it said left four civilians dead.

The said that the Acting summoned the Indian and "condemned the unprovoked firing" by Indian forces in Pukhlian, Cahprar, Harpal, Charwah and Shakargarh sectors on Friday.

The Indian was told that the Indian forces along the LoC and international border were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.

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

"The ceasefire violations by are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation," he added.

The urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate the incidents of truce violations.

The Indian was also told that should permit the UN Military Observer Group in and to play its mandated role in Jammu and

The said that this year the "Indian forces have carried out 1,050 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary" which had led to the deaths of 28 civilians and to 117.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:40 IST
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