No conclusions on probe into LoC firing: UN

The UN Military Observer Group investigating ‘Pakistani firing’ by India along the border in Jammu and Kashmir has no conclusions to share as of now but could file reports on its observations, the UN chief''s deputy spokesperson has said.
No conclusions on probe into LoC firing: UN
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The UN Military Observer Group investigating 'Pakistani firing' by India along the border in Jammu and Kashmir has no conclusions to share as of now but could file reports on its observations, the UN chief's deputy spokesperson has said.

"There are no conclusions to share at this stage…At this stage, there's nothing to report back, but, of course, it will file reports, if necessary, on the work it's seen," UN chief Ban Ki-moon's deputy spokesperson FarhanHaq told reporters here yesterday.

Haq was responding to a question on whether the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) officials, who began a "fact finding mission" to ascertain Pakistani claims that India resorted to firing on the border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir last week, had filed a report on their investigation.

Haq said if one or the other parties asks the UN observer mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan to deploy and observe a complaint about a ceasefire violation, UNMOGIP follows up on that and "that's what it's doing".

Pakistan had last week lodged a complaint against India with the UNMOGIP for "ceasefire violations" along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier this week, UNMOGIP officers visited the affected villages near Sialkot, the Pakistan military said.

India has been maintaining that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).

Following heightened tension along their border resulting in casualties on both sides, India had last week warned Pakistan of an "effective and forceful" response to "unprovoked firing and cross-border terrorism." 

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