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Indian army targeting civilians along LoC with cluster munition: ISPR

Indian army targeting civilians along LoC with cluster munition: ISPR

Rawalpindi: Indian army is targeting civilian population along the Line Of Control with cluster munition in violation of Geneva Convention, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.

“Indian Army uses cluster ammunition along LOC deliberately targeting Civilian population.  This is violation of Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law,” said a statement issued by the ISPR. 

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According to the ISPR, the Indian troops targeted innocent citizens with cluster bombs in Neelum Valley in the night between July 30 and 31.

It said at least two people including a four-year-old child were martyred and 11 others injured.

The ISPR said use of cluster munition is violation of international human rights laws and Geneva Convention.  

“Because of severe impact on non combatants, use of cluster ammunition is prohibited under Convention on Cluster Ammunition. 

This blatant Indian aggression against all international norms exposes true character of Indian Army and their moral standing.

It’s time for international community to take notice of this Indian blatant violation of international laws on use of cluster ammunition targeting innocent citizens,” the statement said.

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