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June 2, 2017

Two killed in Indian shelling at LoC

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June 2, 2017

Pakistan protests incident with Indian high commissioner

ISLAMABAD: The Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shelling in Battal, Jandrot and Kotli sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, killing two civilians and injuring six others, including women.

Director General (SA & Saarc) Dr. Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations as well as deliberate targeting of civilians.

“This is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. "India should respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace at the LoC," Singh was told.

The brutalities of Indian security forces were also termed as “criminal” when Executive Director Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth said in the social media that the Indian Army chief had shown criminal leadership for his backing to the use of an innocent Kashmiri as a human shield.