India conveyed to Pakistan that such "deliberate targeting of civilians was not acceptable and was against humanitarian norms and practices".
A Foreign Ministry statement said Director General at the South Asian desk at the foreign minister Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian envoy and a strong protest was lodged on the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on October 4.
No casualties or injury, however, was reported.In wake of the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the last three days, schools situated near the LoC have been closed indefinitely since Monday, on the orders of district authorities. He also urged the United Nations and other world bodies to play their role in ending the border skirmishes between India and Pakistan and encourage both the countries to peacefully find out a resolution of the decades-old conflict.
A day earlier, two minors were killed and twelve other civilians including women and children were injured after the Pakistani troops pounded Indian forward positions and civilian areas in Poonch's Dhigwar, Kerni and Shahpur sectors with mortars.
India maintains that UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control.
Pakistan Army posts are effectively engaging Indian troops.