India lodges protest with Pakistan after civilian killed in ceasefire violation in J&K

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 01, 2020, 09:43 PM(IST)

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Pakistan forces have carried out more than 1518 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year.

The ministry of external affairs in a demarch has lodged a strong protest with the Pakistani High Commission over the killing of an Indian citizen in a ceasefire violation by Islamabad.

The unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces on April 30 took place in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu & Kashmir. 16-year-old Indian civilian Gul Faraz died in the CFV while another civilian aged 36 Zafar Iqbal were injured.

Pakistan forces have carried out more than 1518 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year. While asking the country to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding, New Delhi instructed Pakistan to desist from such acts.

The issue of unprovoked ceasefire violation has been also raised during the weekly Director Generals Military Operations talks.

On March 13 also India had demarched Pakistan over the killing of three of its civilians in ceasefire violations. Pakistan during a ceasefire violation on April 12 in Chowkibal and Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir killed three Indian civilians including women and a minor child.

Pakistan in ceasefire violation had earlier killed 34-year-old Shamima Begum, 17-year old Javid Ahmad Khan of Reddi Chowkibal and 8-year old Zeeshan Bashir, resident of Tumna.

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