New Delhi, November 14, 2020: India on Saturday summoned Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to lodge a strong protest over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces in multiple sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on November 13, the MEA said.
This came after the two countries traded heavy fire on the LoC following ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Friday.
The firing along the LoC resulted in loss of life on both the sides.In a statement, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said India also condemned, in the strongest terms, the “deliberate targeting” of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces.
“It’s highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion in India to disrupt peace & perpetrate violence in J&K through coordinated firing along the length of the LoC,” the MEA said.
“India also strongly protested Pakistan’s continued support to cross border infiltration into India, including through supporting cover fire by Pakistan forces.
“Pakistan was reminded of its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India,” it added.
Pakistan on Friday indulged in heavy cross-border shelling along the LoC in which five security forces personnel and six civilians lost their lives.
Indian troops retaliated strongly, killing eight Pakistani soldiers and injuring 12 others besides causing extensive damage to its infrastructure, officials and sources said.
Four Indian Army personnel, a BSF sub-inspector and six civilians were killed while four security forces personnel and eight civilians were injured in the firing by Pakistan during the multiple ceasefire violations between Gurez and Uri sectors in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.