- India raises concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan
- Pakistan has committed over 2,050 ceasefire violations this year
- India tells Pakistan to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding
Pakistan has committed more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year, in which 21 people died, the centre said today. Repeated requests have been made to Islamabad to stick to the 2003 ceasefire understanding, a spokesman said.
The fresh data comes days after Pakistan flagged Kashmir at a United Nation's meet, accusing India of violating human rights. India had rubbished Pakistan's claims, pointing to the repeated instances of ceasefire violations and cross-border terrorism.
"We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts by them," the government said.
"This year they have resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians have died. We have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the LoC (Line of Control) and IB (International Border)," he added.
"Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration," the spokesman said.
Last week, Pakistan, which has been making repeated unsuccessful efforts to flag Jammu and Kashmir at various international forums, made its pitch at the UN Human Rights Council for an investigation into the situation in Kashmir, making a series of allegations against India.
Shredding Pakistan minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's claims of human rights violations and possible "genocide" in Jammu and Kashmir in future, India said Pakistan has no locus standii to speak about Kashmir and its "hysterical statements with false narratives" were meant to "politicise this forum".
"Those who are attempting to speak on human rights of minorities in other countries whilst trampling upon them at will in their own country... They cry victim when they actually are the perpetrators," India said in a scathing rebuttal, alluding to the human rights violations in parts of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.