Pakistan warns India to refrain from any misadventure across LoC

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has warned India against cross-border strikes in the disputed region of Kashmir after Indian authorities blamed a Pakistan-based group for an attack on an army camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted.
“It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
India, it said, was making these allegations to divert attention from its brutality in trying to control the armed revolt in Kashmir, and warned against any retaliatory measures across the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed countries.
“We hope that the international community would urge India to stop the untold atrocities and gross violations of human rights in IoK, refrain from any misadventure across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and call for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” the Foreign Office said.
Earlier on Saturday, three Pakistani civilians were injured as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on residential localities along the Line of Control (LoC).
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that Indian forces opened cross-border fire in Battal, Tattapani and Khuiratta sectors along the LoC, in another violation of 2013 ceasefire treaty.
Firing left two women among three locals injured prompting Pakistani troops to retaliate and Indian check posts were targeted.
The violation came a day after Indian government moved anti-tank artillery to the front trenches along the LoC, a move criticised by Pakistan for being contradictory to Narendra Modi government’s stance of regional peace and good terms with neighbours.

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