U.S. magazine highlights Pakistan’s response to India’s allegations of LoC ceasefire violations

NEW YORK, Sep 20 — A report in the American weekly Newsweek drew attention to Pakistan’s refutation of recent Indian allegations about what New Delhi ‘unresolved ceasefire violations’ by the Pakistani army in the Line of Control sector in the disputed Kashmir region.

The report cites a quote by a Pakistani official Islamabad, who in turn blamed New Delhi for both incidents.

“The Indian army has used inexorable fire in the Nekrun sector, which has targeted military posts as well as civilians across the line of control with automatic weapons, rockets and heavy mortars,” the Pakistani official told Newsweek.

‘These unilateral provocations have been responded to [to] appropriate by [the] Pakistan Army, “said the official.

“The Indian Army is targeting sustained civilian population living on its side of the LoC while engaged in routine tasks,” the official added. “Such unprofessional and unethical acts are ashamed of allegations that they sponsor terrorism throughout the LOC.”

Newsweek also charged the Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement in which he accused him of wounding three civilians in the town of Andrala Nar in the foreign protection of the Hotspring and Jandrot sectors.

A senior Indian diplomat is said to have been called in response to the incident, which the ministry said was intended to lead to a deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in the illegally-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The disputed territory has been in an effective state of lockdown since August last year, when India removed the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir and flooded it with paramilitary forces, it was pointed out.

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