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Pakistan purposely targeting civilian areas: MEA

Published Jul 21, 2017, 12:43 am IST
Updated Jul 21, 2017, 12:43 am IST
MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

New Delhi/Islamabad: India has issued a note verbale to Pakistan, protesting against its unprovoked ceasefire violations and against Islamabad deliberately targeting civilian areas near the LoC in J&K. This comes even as for a second time in two days, Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad, alleging ceasefire violations by India. 

“India has protested to Pakistan in writing. India has issued a note verbale,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. 

“Pakistan has started deliberately targeting civilian areas (in J&K)” he added. 

He also said there have been 240 ceasefire violations so far this year by Pakistan, which are significantly higher compared to last year.

The Pakistan Foreign Office claimed in a statement that firing by Indian troops in Nikial and Nezapir sectors yesterday killed two civilians and inured five others.

Location: India, Delhi


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