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MEA Calls Pakistan Over Frequent Ceasefire Violations

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| January 20 , 2018 , 12:07 IST

Ministry of External Affair contacted Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner to specify his concern over the incidents of Frequent Ceasefire Violations, gradually killing innocent civilians on the Line of Control and International Border (IB), reported ANI.

"The government conveyed its grave concern to the deputy high commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah at the continued ceasefire violations and "deliberate" targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces," 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," the ministry added.

Further, MEA added that there have been more than 100 ceasefire violations Speaking more on the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), MEA said, “More than 100 such violations have been carried out by Pak forces on LOC & International Border so far during 2018.”

Accusing Rangers of always initiating unprovoked ceasefire violation along the border, Director General BSF K K Sharma had said that he has asked his troops to retaliate with “their full force” and “teach a lesson” to Pakistan. He had described the situation on the border as “tense”.