Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Pakistan violates ceasefire again

Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir and Pakistani representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi Indian diplomat Eenam Gambhir and Pakistani representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi
Christy Curtis | 05 October, 2017, 01:14

That translates roughly to around 56 violations a month on average, or nearly two a day.

In fact, last year's total figure of 228 ceasefire violations was crossed this year in July itself, underlining the frequency with which Pakistan has engaged in unprovoked firing in violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding between both countries.

Pakistan on Thursday yet again violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district reported news agency ANI. The Army killed 42 intruders in 56 infiltration bids.

As per official figures, 35 terrorists were killed in 2016 while trying to infiltrate into India.

In the wake of the operation launched by security forces in J&K to eliminate terrorists, there has been a decline in terror activities but nefarious designs by Pakistan still continues even though each time it has to face huge embarrassment.

Dr Mohmmad Faisal summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner in the Foreign Office and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Rukh Chakri and Rawalakot sectors on 30th September and 2nd October 2017, resulting in the killing of three civilians and injuries to five others, including a woman.

Also in Siachen glacier in northern Kashmir, Indian and Pakistani troops have fought intermittently since 1984.

It also accused India of committing more than 900 ceasefire violations this year which resulted in the death of 45 Pakistani civilians.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws".

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