Unprovoked firing alongside LoC by Indian troops leaves girl ‘significantly injured’

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RAWALPINDI: India’s indiscriminate firing on the Karela sector throughout the Line of Control (LoC), left a girl significantly injured, the navy’s media wing stated Thursday. 

“Indian Army troops unprovoked ceasefire violation in Karela Sector along #LOC targeting civil population,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated.

“Due to indiscriminate fire of Indian troops in Batla Mathrani village, an innocent woman sustained serious injuries.”

The ISPR stated that Pakistan Army’s troops “responded effectively to Indian firing”.

Increasing CFVs

Over the previous few months, India’s growing ceasefire violations throughout the LoC have heightened tensions between the 2 nations.

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s prime military command resolved to proceed thwarting Indian designs and expose the focusing on of harmless civilians in Kashmir, in keeping with an official press assertion issued after the Corps Commander’s Conference had held a gathering on the General Headquarters (GHQ).

“The forum was briefed on [the] national and regional security situation,” stated the assertion by DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar.

“Noting the Indian aggression, the forum resolved to continue thwarting Indian designs and expose Indian targeting of innocent civilians in Kashmir and open support to terrorist outfits,” the DG ISPR had stated.

1,296 ceasefire violations in 2020

In a press release earlier this month, the Foreign Office had stated: “Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.”

The June 9 assertion had added that India has dedicated 1,296 ceasefire violations in 2020 alone, martyred no less than seven civilians, and injured one other 98.

“These egregious violations of international law reflect consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC and are a threat to regional peace and security,” the assertion had added.