India summons Pakistan envoy over death of 3 children at border


New Delhi registers robust concern over “continued unprovoked firing” by Pakistan forces throughout the Line of Management

New Delhi: India on Tuesday summoned Pakistan Deputy Excessive Commissioner Syed Haider Shah over the killing of three youngsters in one more ceasefire violation from the Pakistani aspect on Monday.

“Pakistan Deputy Excessive Commissioner Syed Haider Shah was summoned at present and a powerful protest was lodged on the demise of three Indian minor youngsters in unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces within the Poonch sector on October 2,” the Exterior Affairs Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

“It was conveyed that such deliberate focusing on of civilians was not acceptable and was towards humanitarian norms and practices,” it added.

In response to 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 thus far throughout 2017,” the assertion mentioned.The Border Safety Drive (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 aspect and sought peace alongside the border.

In a media interplay right here final month, BSF Director-Generel Okay.Okay. Sharma mentioned 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 mentioned referring to Operation Arjun.

He mentioned the violations went on and one other trooper was killed by a sniper whereas a lady additionally misplaced her life and several 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 below the operational management of the Indian Military.

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