Unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in sure Azad Jammu and Kashmir sectors alongside the Line of Control led to the lack of 5 harmless lives, together with that of a soldier, a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations mentioned on Friday.
The army’s media wing mentioned that the Pakistan Army gave a befitting reply to Indian troops and vowed that the Army will proceed to reply “in the same coin” to all such provocations by the Indian Army.
According to the assertion, on the evening between November 7 and eight, the Indian Army reportedly had “an encounter with few freedom fighters in District Kupwara”, an space properly inside the India-occupied Kashmir territory. There, it “suffered few casualties, including four soldiers”.
“To ward off the humiliation faced by Indian Army in front of domestic audience, instead of finding the reasons from within and addressing the same, on 13 November 2020, Indian Army opted for resorting to unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of all calibers, including artillery and heavy mortars, along LoC in various sectors of AJK,” learn the assertion.
The focused areas included Neelum Valley (Nekrun, Kel, Sharda, Dudhnial, Shahkot, Jura, Nauseri sectors), Leepa Valley (Danna, Mandal and Kayani secotrs), Jhelum Valley (Chham and Pandu secorts), and Bagh Valley (Pirkanthi, Sankh, Haji Pir, Bedori and Kailer sectors).
The ISPR famous that on this deliberate try, Indian troops didn’t restrict themselves to partaking military posts and as a substitute, “in utter disregard to all worldwide obligations and human rights“, focused civilian inhabitants. As a end result, 4 individuals misplaced their lives and 12 had been injured.
In response, Pakistan Army gave a befitting reply to Indian posts which focused harmless civilians and dealt substantial losses, each when it comes to males and materials to them. Resultantly, one courageous soldier was martyred and 5 others received injured.
“Such cowardly acts of targeting innocent civilians reflect sheer lack of morality, utter un-professionalism and total disregard to human rights by the Indian Army and are also clear violation of cease fire understanding of 2003,” mentioned the ISPR in its assertion.
It reiterated that Pakistan is a peace loving nation and that the Pakistan Army pursues the identical aspirations.
“However, we stand committed to defend the motherland and our Kashmiri brethren even at the cost of our blood and lives. We assure, that all such provocative acts shall continue to be responded in the same coin,” the assertion concluded by saying.
The Foreign Office, in a press release final month, mentioned India has “been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons” alongside the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB).
It mentioned India has dedicated over 2,150 ceasefire violations in 2020, terming them “egregious violations of international law” that were part of New Delhi’s “constant makes an attempt to escalate the scenario alongside the LoC” and a menace to regional peace and safety.
Pakistan has been constantly summoning senior Indian diplomats to register its sturdy protests over New Delhi’s CFVs alongside the LoC that usually lead to severe accidents to and martyrdom of harmless civilians.