India issues demarche to Pakistan over children’s deaths

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Syed Haider Shah
Pakistan Deputy Excessive Commissioner Syed Haider Shah

India on Tuesday summoned Pakistan Deputy Excessive Commissioner Syed Haider Shah and issued him a demarche over the killing of three youngsters in yet one more ceasefire violation from the Pakistani facet on Monday.

“Pakistan Deputy Excessive Commissioner Syed Haider Shah was summoned as we speak and a powerful protest was lodged on the loss of life of three Indian minor youngsters in unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces within the Poonch sector on October 2,” the Exterior Affairs Ministry stated in a press release.

“It was conveyed that such deliberate concentrating on of civilians was not acceptable and was in opposition to humanitarian norms and practices,” it added.

In line with the assertion, India additionally expressed robust concern over the continued unprovoked firing by Pakistan forces throughout the Line of Management and the worldwide boundary in violation of the 2003 ceasefire understanding.

“5 hundred and three such violations have been carried out by Pakistan forces to date throughout 2017,” the assertion stated.

The Border Safety Power (BSF) launched Operation Arjun following intermittent firing and ceasefire violations from throughout the border in Jammu area, following which Pakistani forces spoke to the Indian facet and sought peace alongside the border.

In a media interplay right here final month, BSF Director Generel Ok.Ok. Sharma stated the Pakistani forces initiated firing round August 24-25 throughout which a BSF trooper misplaced his life.

“We retaliated by firing each flat trajectory and space weapons,” he stated referring to Operation Arjun.

He stated the violations went on and one other trooper was killed by a sniper whereas a lady additionally misplaced her life and a number of other BSF troopers and civilians had been additionally injured.

The BSF guards the worldwide border with Pakistan south of the Chenab whereas on the north, alongside the Line of Management (LoC), it really works beneath the operational management of the Indian Military.

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