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Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner over LoC ceasefire violation

August 21 2017, 06:27 | Irvin Gilbert

An army man was injured along the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. PTI File

An army man was injured along the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. PTI File

On Monday, an Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.

"The injured soldier was shifted to an Army base hospital in Srinagar", the official added.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and global human rights and humanitarian laws", the Director General at the South Asian Desk in the Foreign Ministry Mohammad Faisal told Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh. The Foreign Office urged India to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and maintain peace across the LoC.

It said despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.

So far in 2017, the Indian forces have violated the ceasefire and working boundary agreements over 600 times, killing 25 civilians and injuring 110 others, the statement reads. 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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