India Summons Pak Envoy Over Killing Of 3 Civilians In Poonch
India has summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the killing of three civilians including a child in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
It said India strongly condemned the Pakistani action that took place on Friday night.
Those who were killed belonged to a single family, the government said, adding a child was also injured in the unprovoked firing.
“India condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces. This year alone, 21 Indians have been killed and 94 injured in over 2,711 unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces,” the MEA said.
“India also protested Pakistan’s continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India, including supporting cover fire provided by Pakistani forces,” it said in a statement.
The MEA said Pakistan was called upon to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding for maintaining peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control and the International Boundary. (agencies)