One killed, three injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation alongside LoC in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch, India registers protest


India has strongly registered its protest after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Friday killed one civilian and injured three others alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a be aware of protest to Pakistan High Commission, the Ministry of External Affairs condemned the “indiscriminate and deliberate firing of heavy calibre weapons including artillery and mortars” through which Pakistani forces targetted civilian areas. The be aware mentioned such targetting of civilians areas is in opposition to all “established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct”.

The incident occurred in Shahpur sector of the district within the afternoon. The deceased has been recognized as Badar Din, aged round 55 years, son of Abdullah of Shahpur. The injured had been admitted to a hospital for therapy. 

The Poonch district police chief, SSP Ramesh Kumar Angral mentioned, “Some people were on their way to a mosque in Shahpur to offer Namaz (Friday prayers) when a Pakistani shell exploded near them. A man was killed and three others were injured.” The SSP knowledgeable that the Pakistan shelling didn’t hit the mosque.

India whereas asking Islamabad to analyze “heinous acts” of focusing on harmless civilians, known as it to instruct its forces to “desist from such acts immediately.” It additionally raised its concern concerning Pakistani assist to cross border infiltration of terrorists, “including through covering fire”.

Pakistan forces have carried out greater than 497 unprovoked ceasefire violations thus far in 2020.