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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Thursday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner in J.P. Singh, a day after two civilians were killed in a ceasefire violation allegedly by Indian forces on the Line of Control.

Pakistan's Foreign Office said in a statement that it condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the in Dewara and Kakran villages along the LoC on Wednesday that also left three others injured.

"Despite calls for restraint, continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2017 to date, the Indian forces have carried out over 700 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the deaths of 32 innocent civilians and injuries to 382," an official statement said.

The Foreign Office said it urged to respect the 2003 ceasefire pact and investigate the incidents of truce violations.

The Indian diplomat was also told that should permit the UN Military Observer Group in and to play its mandated role in Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said.



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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 16:32 IST