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Pakistan protests 'repeated, unacceptable' India violations

Published Jan 11, 2013 12:40pm


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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan amid fog in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, Jan 10, 2013. — Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to Islamabad on Friday to protest against the death of another Pakistani soldier in what it said was a second cross-border attack from Indian troops in Kashmir.

A press release issued by the Pakistani Foreign Office on Friday said that Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani had summoned the Indian High Commissioner of to the foreign office and lodged a “strong protest on the repeated, unacceptable and unprovoked attacks on Pakistani soldiers by the Indian army”.

According to the release, the Pakistani foreign secretary asked India to “thoroughly investigate the repeated violations of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian troops”, reiterating the offer to hold an independent inquiry through the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Indian troops shot dead another Pakistani soldier at Hotspring on the LoC on Thursday, said Pakistan.

It was the third deadly incident and fourth death reported in five days in the disputed Himalayan region, which is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan but ruled in part by each.

On Tuesday, India said two of its soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops and one of them was beheaded. Pakistan denied any responsibility.

The Pakistani army had earlier accused India of killing one of its soldiers and wounding another in a cross-border attack on Sunday. India said its troops had opened fire following a Pakistani mortar attack, but denied they crossed the border.

Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory, has been the cause of two of their three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

A ceasefire has been in force along the LoC since 2003 despite sporadic violations on both sides.

Despite the recent killings, both countries have appeared determined to prevent the violence from wrecking a fragile peace process, which resumed in 2011.

In the statement issued Friday, the foreign office also emphasized that “such unprovoked attacks were against the spirit of the ongoing peace process”.

“These attacks not only vitiate the atmosphere but also create unnecessary and avoidable distractions in our efforts towards the peace process,” said the foreign office. “Pakistan reiterates its commitment to a peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues through a sustained and result-oriented dialogue with India.”


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Raj Jan 11, 2013 02:27pm
During great domestic troubles, It is a well known tactic nations practice to point fingers at outsiders and blame. This is what Pakistan is doing, " blame India". now India with all its problems, provoke Pakistan which has been a cauldron of mess?
Pkumar Jan 11, 2013 07:19pm
Indian does not like any third party envolvement like UN into this matter. This is modern age and both side should put camera recorder to record video realtime and show to public to check whose side is fault. By telling lie always does not solve the problem.
Sardar KHAN Jan 11, 2013 06:30pm
Will your country will ever act on this advice?
Facts Jan 11, 2013 03:02pm
India refused to call in the international observer mission of the UN. That action seems somewhat dodgy
Niaz Khan Jan 11, 2013 02:50pm
You think might is right? Not any more, pal.
Anony Jan 11, 2013 05:47pm
Thats the whole point. India is trying its best not to involve the UN observer else the truth might come out. Indians are cry babies like always.
Anony Jan 11, 2013 05:46pm
My sentiments exactly.
Anony Jan 11, 2013 05:46pm
Thats what it has become. I see roughly 100 indians to 1 Pakistani going through Dawn and posting comments. They surely are obsessed with Pakistan.
Anony Jan 11, 2013 05:44pm
ANd instead of helping Pakistan deal with its internal terrorism, india provokes the matter more and tries to take advantage along the LOC by firing and making the area more tense.
zaid sodhi Jan 11, 2013 02:01pm
every institution has his own work, foreign office has nothing to do with interior matter, his duty is to deal external affairs, interior ministry is dealing with internal turmoil, what you think, foreign office should investigate blast incident?
Anony Jan 11, 2013 05:42pm
Well said.
mkp Jan 11, 2013 05:38pm
Because India thinks its not good idea to let 3rd party into the picture. That's perfectly right considering what happened in the past, when they let 3rd party. More over until core issues resolved between these countries, incidents like this are inevitable. Even if UN body investigates find real culprits In this case, would that ensure it never happen again? No...depending on situation on the ground, it could happen very next day. The whole investigation is waste of money, as long as both countries are acrimonious.
Zimbo_Indian Jan 11, 2013 01:24pm
We should make an unscalable wall along the Indo-Pak border and then both countries should pretend that the other does not exist. I thank that is the only way to establish peace.
Sunil Jan 12, 2013 07:43pm
Dear Arsian beta this thinking was ok till 1990. Now we r in 2012. India is a big country with large army and better technology and sufficiently powerful economy. There is no point in confrontation . Actually we should unite Pakistan and India and should fight against west on military and economic fronts.
nada Jan 11, 2013 11:01am
Pakistan is the only country in the world where every day there are 100th of their citizen are killed in the blast everyday , they are willing to divert mind of their people towards the India
ahmed Jan 11, 2013 04:04pm
coz we have enemy iside and out side thats why?
kkk Jan 11, 2013 04:08pm
It has been a dirty old strategy. When the govt is hit by troubles like scams, unrest within the country that affects the stability of the govt or when an incumbent govt desperately needs support for their next election, they tend to escalate war with neighboring countries. Filthy Congress politicians, they are playing their cards just before elections......
Fauji Jan 11, 2013 03:54pm
Pakistan denied its involvement even during the Kargil war. What happened later is history and the entire world knows about it.
Vikas Medhekar Jan 11, 2013 03:54pm
Well, quite emotional !! I do agree upto certain extent; but not fully!!!
HK Jan 11, 2013 04:01pm
An Indian to be the first man to leave a comment of a Pakistani news website tells me how obsessed you Indians are with Pakistan. 197 and 57 likes on two different Anti-Pakistani comments. You tell me what India's focus is then?
Nina Jan 11, 2013 04:00pm
Calling in UN observer is nothing new from Pakistani side. Indian hawks too know how to settle the matter... But my heart goes for the killed ones... does not matter which side of the fence.
Bipul Jan 11, 2013 11:15am
This is an extremely important news. Small incidents like bomb blasts happen everyday but a soldier killed in cross-border firing is extreme. Pakistan must think about how to tackle India now.
Hari Jan 11, 2013 04:51pm
Dear neighbour, What do you have to showcase to the world -- other than terrorism?
raja hindustani Jan 11, 2013 09:03am
Offence is best defense....Pakistan trying to implement this... Now when you r in receiving end you start blaming India but when India does the same you, then you deny everything. great...!!!
A Shah Jan 11, 2013 01:42pm
As a Pakistani i am more concerned about the daily killings in Karachi and the terrorist act which killed 116 people and injured 325 rather then chase India to explain the killing of 1 soldier. We all know the truth and we must stop trying to divert attention towards India and fix our own backyard first!
Asif Kahsmiri Jan 11, 2013 11:41am
so we should let go the murder of our jawan or is an indian jawan's life better than a Pakistani's? and of course I agree with you but it really depends how long our Govt plans to sleep for.
Suresh N Jan 11, 2013 10:21am
Pakistan lost over 112 citizens in the blast today. But the main action is to call the Indian envoy in the name of killing one soldier on LOC. This one action underlines what is the main focus of Pakistan.
Markiv Jan 11, 2013 10:15am
Folks Let us give peace a chance. The Earth is one entity, although we may claim to have divided into multiple sections. It belongs to God and God alone. God is the source of all living entities, including on both sides of the divided land. Respect and tolerance for each other are virtues which will stand us in good stead in God's vision. May there be peace upon us and all of humanity.
Arslan Jan 11, 2013 12:35pm
Its a legit response, A rouge and senseless bargainer from Indian Army(as your own news agencies reported) started all this madness and then your whole nation went crying just like you always do. Pakistan is keen for peace but Your Army doesn't want it since it thinks its time they could run over Pakistan as our Army is busy on its western borders, but that's a dream of yours which will always turn out as a nightmare for you. So shame on India for ruining the peace process. Start living with the fact that Pakistan is here to stay and one day or the other Kashmiris will be free from the jaws of your ruthless army which is butchering innocents there and raped poor and defenseless women.
Muhammad iftikhar Jan 11, 2013 04:12pm
true. we need more like u.
VIJAY_Hindustan Jan 11, 2013 04:09pm
Neighbors would be better off helping each other - not hurting each other. Move on to deal with real problems bothering people in both countries.
john Jan 11, 2013 10:10am
Why is India not allowing a UN probe! Its fishy and conveys their accomplice
anand Jan 11, 2013 08:31pm
Because we love our country & we hate 26/11 perpetrators & their silent accomplices.
anand Jan 11, 2013 08:33pm
Have you investigated /convicted 26/11 perpetrators in your country till date? You smell fishy in everything,thats the problem
CR - Hindustan Jan 11, 2013 09:56pm
we must first learn to respect human life which unfortunately seems to be absent on both sides of the border. its disheartening to see even learned people getting carried away by false propaganda of our politicians and posting such hate comments against each other.
umesh bhagwat Jan 11, 2013 10:37pm
Shri Jan 11, 2013 11:06pm
If that was the case why did they invite Pakistan cricket team for a short series ? The Govt has survived all scams and scandals there is nothing new in last couple of months.
Robert Jan 11, 2013 11:10pm
No, it is not fishy. India and Pakistan have signed a solemn agreement in 1971 that ALL bilateral issues will be resolved bilaterally, without any third party interference.
Shri Jan 11, 2013 11:11pm
UNSC banned LeT and JuD and look how much freedom Saeed HAfiz enjoys inspite of UN ban ? What impact UN probe will have on pakistan ? It is all ploy of Pakistan to bring Kashmir back to news headlines as peace doesn't suit Pakistan.
Shri Jan 11, 2013 11:13pm
Because Indian readers like "Dawn" and you should be proud of it. What wrng you see in this ? Comments are based on readers's personal views.
Shahrukh Khan Jan 11, 2013 11:23pm
why don't India and Pakistan both get out of kashmir and let kashmir be independent country rules by Majority of Kashmiris? Let UN investigate the incident as a neutral party
Hawk Jan 11, 2013 11:38pm
Both the developing countries already have enough problems to take care of within the country,it is not in the favor of economy nor majority of citizens of both counties would like there taxes to be wasted in ammunition ,i urge both the counties to take well care of there citizens and not to waste resources and life of common man who requires economy to grow,both the counties will grow and by 2025 can come in list of developed countries if they use the resources correctly which western countries may not find amusing(no offense though).....Thanks
Reji Jan 12, 2013 12:42am
This situation has only created more trouble for the congress. For many, It has only exposed their inability to secure the borders of the country. But, I'm sure this incident has definitely helped pakistan's most powerful man?
Reji Jan 12, 2013 12:49am
Thats because India has more broad band connections that you guys...:-).....
Ali Jan 12, 2013 01:28am
Nina it is true and we all feel bad for the poor dieing. However when a problem is resolved bilaterally in 60+ years it is time for a third party. At least it will help avoid being victim of "chore ki dhari mein thinka"
Ali Jan 12, 2013 01:30am
Nada, You are not paying attention to other country news even your own. Just google Maoist
Ali Jan 12, 2013 01:32am
So you lost 7 soldiers to Maiost but lodged protest on the killing of two soldiers and also tried to avenge. May there be peace and logic? I feel sorry for those facing the bullets and dieing.
Pras Jan 12, 2013 02:24am
Please stop your lies Pakistan army and government.The world stopped believing your lies after Bin Laden is caught in your own army backyard.Wake up and help the world and india live in peace.People in the world want to live and let others live.Please help Indians live peacefully.India doesn't have any time to meddle and fire at your posts unprovoked.World knows this.
HK Jan 12, 2013 02:26am
Yup we are glad that our media is unbiased unlike yours. Lol England beats India your media says Pakistani a.k.a Saqlain Mushtaq ki saazish! Thank you for admitting the truth. I did not say anything is wrong with you guys coming here and expressing your views. I bet if I tried to express myself on one of your news websites my comments will be flagged.
Pras Jan 12, 2013 02:28am
Peace,pakistan doesn't go together.They just want fighting day in and out.They want to fight.They have "freedom fighters" available 24X7.If Afghanistan is cool,they dont want to let India be peacefully.What a country,peace peace peace
sanjib Jan 12, 2013 02:48am
bcoz rule says keep more information about ur foes than your friends.
sanjib Jan 12, 2013 02:50am
then baloch killings should be investigated in same way!
Tahir Alam Jan 12, 2013 08:50am
Dawn should create a mechanism, just like Google search statistics, where we can find statistics about the geographical locations from where likes and dislikes are marked. This will give better understanding of the problems and give us insight in understanding the mindset of people according to their geographical location. It will also help us understand the opinions held by Pakistani people better without being influenced by the opinion from other countries. At present, it becomes very difficult to see what opinion is being backed/ opposed by the Pakistani people.
rajat243teja Jan 12, 2013 08:32pm
definitely we've more net users than you've ,buddy :P
anil gupta Jan 13, 2013 03:24am
because India has second highest internet users in the world, they could be seen all over world wide web. Isnt it obvious they dominate, but lets not forget ofcourse Dawn is excellent news authority.
Somu Jan 13, 2013 03:54am
At least India takes responsibility for what has been done by its soldiers. Look at Pakistan. It totally denies the acts of mischief by its soldiers..... What else can be expected of a state which refused to accept the bodies of its soldiers, who laid down their lives on its orders, during Kargil war ??
dharmendra49 Jan 13, 2013 04:52am
so u think Indian army shd nt hav heed any attention whn firing was going frm other side...u hav failed to notice in article that firing was started frm pakistani side and indian army only retaliated...