Ceasefire violations: MEA summons Pakistan envoy, lodges strong protest

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |

Updated: November 15, 2020 12:49:03 am





A damaged residential house in Baramulla’s Uri town. (Express photo)

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday summoned acting Pakistan High Commissioner and lodged a “strong protest” over “unprovoked ceasefire violations”, which claimed the lives of four Indian soldiers, a BSF trooper and at least four civilians, including a seven-year-old boy.

At least six to eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire by India, sources had said.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that the Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Pakistan was summoned today and a strong protest was lodged over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces on multiple sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The firing had led to the death of four innocent civilians and serious injuries to 19 others, the ministry stated.

India condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces. It is highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion in…

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