New Delhi: Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission was summoned on Saturday and a strong protest lodged on the death of three innocent civilians, including a child (and injury to another child), in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in the night of 17 July 2020 in Krishna Ghati Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The deceased persons belonged to a single family.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that “India condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces”. It pointed out that this year alone, 21 Indians had been killed and 94 injured in over 2711 unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces.
“India also protested Pakistan’s continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India, including supporting cover fire provided by Pakistani forces,” the MEA stated, adding that Pakistan was called upon to adhere to the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding for maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Control and the International Boundary.
– globalbihari bureau