ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (SABAH): The Foreign Office on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to lodge a protest over the death of an elderly woman due to firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on March 17.
A 60-year-old female resident of village Thandi Kassi died when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kotli district along the LoC.
The protest was also lodged over an incident of cross-border firing on Sunday when two children, aged nine- and 14-years-old, were injured.
The Indian deputy high commissioner was summoned by the FO’s Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Dr Muhammad Faisal and handed a démarche. The Foreign Office urged India to cease cross-border violations.
The letter says that unprovoked firing by Indian forces on March 17 martyred a woman while two children were injured from the unprovoked firing of Indian army in Nakial sector the next day.
The letter asked Indian to abide by ceasefire agreement. The violation of the agreement by Indian all along the is resulting in power imbalance in the region, the letter added.
Incidents of cross-border firing were reported with frequency in the last months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.