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Ceasefire violation by India on 8 July 2017

(2017-07-08) The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on 8thJuly 2017, resulting in shahadat of 2 civilians, (a 22-year old girl in Satwal village and a man in Tetri Note village) and injuries to 3 others.

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

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC. He said that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.


Islamabad
08 July 2017