India summons Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner over 'unprovoked firing' at LoC

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Mar 19, 2018, 02:12 PM(IST)

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Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Syed Haider Shah was summoned today after five Indian civilians were killed and two children got injured in an "unprovoked firing" by Pakistani forces yesterday. 

The summon came after strong protests condemned yesterday's ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Bhimber Gali Sector across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir. 

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Shah was also told that such heinous acts are against established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct, the External Affairs Ministry said. 

“It was conveyed that the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians, who are located two kilometres away from the forward line of defences, by Pakistan forces using high calibre weapons, is highly deplorable and is condemned in the strongest terms,” the ministry said.

(With inputs from PTI)


 

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