Kashmir: Indian firing kills Pakistani woman

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By Muhammad Luqman

Pakistan’s Foreign office Friday summoned the Acting Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian forces that resulted in the death of  an elderly woman on Kot Kotera sector.

“ The firing by the Indian Occupation forces has resulted in the martyrdom of 65 years old lady Hussain Bibi of Peer Khana Village , Azad Jammu and Kashmir,” Director General Foreign Office, Mohammad Faisal told the Indian envoy.

Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. In 2018 the Indian forces have carried out more than 70 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary in just 12 days, the foreign office senior official said.

. This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed more than 1900 ceasefire violations.

The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, Mohammad Faisal said.

He urged  the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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