A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred after Barbaric Indian troops started firing from across the Line of Control in Hajipir sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
The soldier was identified by the military’s media wing as Sepoy Ghulam Rasool, who belonged to Bahawalnagar.
According to media sources, Indian troops had targeted the same sector with immense shelling on Monday. However, no losses had been reported at the time.
Earlier on Saturday, the Foreign Office had summoned Indian Charge d` Affairs Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge a protest against “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian army.
According to a statement issued by the FO, Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr. Mohammad Faisal had asked the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement.
The statement reads that in the last ceasefire violations on September 6 in Khuiratta sector of the LoC, the Indian forces had deliberately targeted innocent civilian population and peaceful rallies organized to show solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir. Four civilians had faced serious injuries in that incident.
The tensions on LOC escalated after India’s unilateral move by the BJP-driven government to overrule a 7 decades-old rule that gave the power of autonomy to the occupied and disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir, followed by massive deployments of troops in an occupied valley and prolonged curfew.
Later, Genocide Watch in its alert issued early warnings of crisis which include prior genocidal massacres and the continuing impunity for such killings in the occupied valley.