India today summoned the Charge d'Affaires of Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi and lodged a strong protest over "unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces" on multiple sectors along the de facto border in Jammu yesterday, resulting in the death of four civilians and serious injuries to 19 others.
Aftab Hassan Khan, the acting head of the Pakistan High Commission, was summoned and conveyed that India "condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces."
"It is highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion in India to disrupt peace and perpetrate violence in Jammu and Kashmir through coordinated firing along the length of the Line of Control using heavy caliber weapons, including artillery and mortar on Indian civilians," the MEA said in a statement, a day after heavy exchange of fire across the de facto border between the two countries.
It said "Pakistan's continued support to cross-border terrorist infiltration into India, including through supporting cover fire provided by Pakistan forces."
"Pakistan was once again reminded of its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner," according to the statement.