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    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Indian Deputy High Commissioner summoned over ceasefire violations

    Indian security forces targeted civilian population with heavy weapons as the resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control, martyring two Pakistani citizens, Inter Services Public Relations said.
    The statement issued here Monday, the ISPR said, the Indian forces initiated heavy weapons including mortar firing in Janrot and Hot Spring sectors. Two civilians identified as Wayar Younas, 18 and Asad Ali 19 were martyred and three others including two women sustained injuries.
    The victims were resident of Bhabra village.
    The injured include Muhammad Shahbaz, 30 resident of Bhabra village, Shumaila Khurshid 35 and Hafsa Shabbir, 14 resident of Chakrali village.
    Pakistan Army effectively responded on posts firing on civilians. Reports of damage to Indian posts and casualties.Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Chirikot and Hot Spring Sectors on June 10 and 12 respectively.
    According to a foreign office announcement, the ceasefire violations resulted in martyrdom of 1 civilian (Shabbir Khan r/o Polas Village of 70 years) in Chirikot Sector and 2 others (Waqar Younas r/o Bhabra Village of 18 years, Asad Ali r/o Bhabra Village of 19 years) in Hot Spring Sector and injuries to three in Hot Spring Sector (M. Shahbaz r/o Bhabra Village of 30 years, Shumaila Khurshid r/o Chakrali Village and Hafsa Shabbir r/o Chakrali Village of 14 years).
    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 arrangement; 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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