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TRUCE, intern. law. An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some time, the war still continuing. Burlamaqui's N. & P. Law, part 4, c. 11, Sec. 1.
     2. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particular, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land, &c. Id. part 4, c. 11, Sec. 5. They are also absolute, indeterminate and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead. Ib. idem. Vide 1 Kent, Com. 159; Com. Dig. Admiralty, E 8; Bac. Ab.;Prerogative, D 4; League; Peace; War.

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The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
Ceasefire violations witnessed a fresh surge after New Delhi revoked the special status of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed states.
He instructed the Indian army to respect the ceasefire and maintain peace along the LoC.
Dr Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations to maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.
"All violations of ceasefire and infiltration are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meeting, Directorate Generals of Military Operations talks as well as diplomatic channels between the two countries," he added.
Three civilians lost their lives in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces
Hindi natin nakikita 'yung kanilang sinseridad kapag nagde-declare ng SOMO (Suspension of Offensive Military Operations) or nagde-declare ng ceasefire both from their end at tsaka ng gobyerno,' Albayalde told reporters on Monday.
The Director General (SA & SAARC) urged India to respect the 2003 Ceasefire arrangement; investigate all such incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.
Director General South Asia Dr Mohammed Faisal summoned the Acting Indian Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations resulting in the death of one civilian Guftar Hussain.
The Afghanistan Ulemas Council Chief Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashar said the religious scholars have an offer for the declaration of a permanent ceasefire, Khaama Press reported.
In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 1100 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 29 innocent civilians, while injuring 117 others.
MANILA, Philippines The presidential peace adviser on Thursday said he hopes communist rebels will reciprocate a unilateral ceasefire that the government announced on Wednesday.