India summons Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner, lodges strong protest against civilian killings

New Delhi: India has lodged strong protests against the firing by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu-Kashmir (J-K) which killed five innocent civilians. Indian Foreign Ministry summoned the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner and lodged this protest. The Indian Foreign Ministry has accused Pakistan army of trampling the service regulations by killing innocent civilians.

pakistan, india, summons, locThe Indian Foreign Ministry summoned the Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner and explained its stance. Five people from a family were killed in the Pakistani firing across the LoC in the Poonch sector of J-K. There are strong reactions from around the country about this. Pakistani firing in the border areas has killed innocent civilians previously as well. Taking a serious note of this, India reprimanded Pakistan in the matter. As the Pakistani High Commissioner has currently been recalled to Pakistan, the Deputy High Commissioner was summoned and warned about the matter.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep regret about the civilians killed in the Pakistani firing. She appealed to India and Pakistan to stop this firing at the border and said that if she could, she would have stopped this firing long back. Mehbooba Mufti also reminded that the Indian and Pakistani leadership have shown maturity in the past to establish peace at the borders. However, some people have criticised the advice of discussions with Pakistan, given by the J-K Chief Minister.

What are we going to achieve from discussions with Pakistan who is responsible for killing innocent Indians? Should India accept that it is weak by taking a decision to get into discussions with Pakistan? Such fierce questions are being raised. Some analysts in the media are demanding action in order to teach a lesson to Pakistan instead of taking a decision to step into discussions. Likewise, these analysts are pointing out that the previous discussions with Pakistan have been futile.

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