As border hots up, Army brass meet

“The Director General South Asia & South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces on June 01, 2017 at 0715 hours, on the LoC in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors…” an official statement said.

The statement added that the firing resulted in the killing of one civilian, Ghizar Ahmed, and injuries to four others including three women (Jamil Akmal, Sana, Asma, Fareha) in Battal sector and death of a civilian, Fazal Hussain, and injury to another, Jamil Ahmed, in Kotli sector.

‘Respect ceasefire pact’

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; and investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations.

He said the Indian forces should be told to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.

“The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws,” he stated.