Pakistan raises alleged targeting of its civilians by Indian troops

Doug Mendoza
September 23, 2017

"DGMO also put across emphatically that the trend of infiltration along the LoC continued with active support of Pak forward posts impacting peace and tranquility along the LoC and also the internal security situation".

But when the Pakistan DGMO also got in touch with his Indian counterpart for unscheduled hotline talks on Friday to lodge a similar protest, Lt-Gen Bhatt clearly told him the BSF had "responded appropriately", without any deliberate targeting of Pakistani civilians, to firing initiated by the Pakistan Rangers.

The telephonic conversation between Bhatt and Mirza came after Pakistan claimed that the Indian Army targeted its civilians across the border on Thursday, killing six people and injuring 20 others. "There was no targeted fire by Indian forces on civilians", said an officer.

Pakistan Friday said that at least six of its citizens were killed and 26 others injured in ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian troops.

An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani troops in the troubled Kashmir region as New Delhi forces killed two militants trying to infiltrate from the neighboring country.

An Indian Army jawan was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

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Ahmad also urged the Indian side to permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, reported the newspaper.

India also raised the issue of alleged human rights violations by Pakistan in Balochistan, an issue that India has been raising in all worldwide forums. This was evident from the continued attempts of sniping and targeting of Indian troops.

On the intervening night of September 17 and 18, Pakistan Rangers opened unprovoked firing in Arnia sector and later resorted to mortar shelling.

This year, there have been 472 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along LoC guarded by the Army.

An Army official had said that "necessary and adequate" response was given to the Pakistani firing.

Other reports by GizPress

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