MEA brushes aside Pak bid to approach UN for alleged ceasefire violations

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday brushed aside an attempt by Pakistan to lodge a complaint against India with the UN Military Observer Group for alleged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said UNMOGIP has no role in the matter.

“The original mandate of UNMOGIP was to monitor the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan. Following the conversion of the ceasefire line into the Line of Control in 1972, following the Shimla Agreement, it has been our belief that UNMOGIP has no more role or relevance in this matter,” Swarup told ANI.

On Friday, the Pakistan army said it had sought the good offices of United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to investigate alleged Indian ceasefire violations.

Meanwhile, five Indian civilians were injured today in the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army in the Kerni sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

It was the second such act by the Pakistani Army in the past 12 hours.

Earlier in the day, there was unprovoked firing from the other side of the border at two posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector along the Line of Control.

This is also the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the last three days. (ANI)

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