LoC situation: Pak approaches UN military observer group
According to the Press Counsellor in the Pakistan High Commission here, Pakistan has recorded protest at United Nations Military Observer Group In India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in Islamabad on the LoC situation.
India has always maintained that UNMOGIP has “outlived its relevance” and has “no role to play whatsoever”. UNMOGIP, established under a UN Security Council Resolution, was meant to supervise the ceasefire line established under the Karachi Agreement of July 1949.
Yesterday, a Pakistan Foreign Office statement said, “The Government has lodged strong protest with the Government of India through diplomatic channels and called for restraining its forces from constant violation of the ceasefire” and claimed that four of its citizens were killed and three others injured during firing by Indian troops.
As per Indian authorities, five villagers were killed and 34 injured on Indian side in heavy mortar shelling and firing from across the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Poonch sectors, triggering strong condemnation by India.