Indian Army used ‘cluster ammunition to target civilians along LoC in violation of the Geneva convention’: Pakistan

The Pakistan Army has said that the Indian army earlier this week used ‘cluster ammunition to target the civilian population in Pakistan Administered Jammu and Kashmir across the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law.

According to a report in the Dawn, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that the Indian military on the night of July 30/July 31 targeted innocent citizens including women and children in Neelum Valley through artillery using cluster ammunition.

According to the statement, the attack left two civilians, including a 4-year-old boy, dead and 11 others were critically injured.

“This is [a] violation of Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law,” the military’s media wing said, adding that the use of cluster ammunition is prohibited under the Convention on Cluster Ammunition because of its severe impact on non-combatants.

“This blatant Indian aggression against all international norms exposes true character of Indian Army and their moral standing,” the statement said.

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