Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

Aaron Brown
August 9, 2017

Pakistan summoned India's Deputy High Commission J P Singh on Tuesday over ceasefire violation along the Line of Control, in which a woman was killed.

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Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.

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The Foreign Ministry said India continues to "indulge in ceasefire violations" despite calls for restraint.

According to the Foreign Office, Indian forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC and working boundary 600 times in 2017 alone - martyring at least 25 innocents and injuring up to 110.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the LoC in Kalsia belt of Rajouri district on July 31. Official sources told UNI that Pak troops targeted forward positions on the LoC in Uri sector in north Kashmir, where five infiltrators were killed by security forces in Machil sector today.

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