2,050 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday said that the Pakistan resorted total of 2050 ceasefire violations in 2019, claiming 21 lives. The MEA said that the Indian Government has highlighted the concerns of unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan, including cross border terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts.

“This year, they resorted to over 2050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians died”, MEA stated. It also stated that “We’ve repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding, maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border.”

Praising security forces, MEA said that “the Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration.” India and Pakistan has been in a conflict this year, post Pulwama Attack, which took place on February 14 claiming 41 lives of CRPF soldiers. To this, India retaliated this with the Balakot Air Strike, neutralizing the terror launch pads.

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Then it was the recent abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, after which Pakistan has been knocking the doors of the International forums, seeking supports from the world leaders. However, they have failed simultaneously as majority of the leaders have claimed it as the internal matter of India.

-PTC News