"I condemn India's attack across LOC on innocent civilians & its use of cluster munitions in violation of international humanitarian law and it's own commitments under the 1983 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. An international treaty to ban cluster munitions took effect on August 01, 2010.

The signing of the Convention took place in Oslo on December 3, 2008. However, India was not a party to this Convention. In 2008, the UN adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) that prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions. India has not proposed any further CCW work on cluster munitions since 2011. The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military, on Saturday issued a press statement alleging the use of cluster munitions by India. This new milestone treaty asks signatory states to stop the use, production and transfer of cluster munitions.

Concerns with the human suffering caused by such weapons had, however, been voiced as early as in the 1960s and 1970s. India still expresses regret at the 2011 failure of the CCW to adopt a protocol on cluster munitions, which effectively ended the CCW’s deliberations on the matter, leaving the Convention on Cluster Munitions as the sole international instrument dedicated to ending the suffering caused by these weapons. In 1974, at the ICRC Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in … On May 30, 2008, the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was adopted by 107 countries at a diplomatic conference in Dublin, Ireland. It bans the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions, and places obligations on countries to clear

UNSC must take note of this international threat to peace & security," the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter. The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military, on Saturday issued a press statement alleging the use of cluster munitions by India. In 2008, the UN adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) that prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions. The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions is a legally binding international treaty that provides the only international framework for eradicating these weapons.To date 121 states have joined the convention, of which 108 are States Parties and the remaining 13 are signatories that have yet to ratify. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was adopted in Dublin on 30 May 2008 and opened for signature in Oslo on 3 December the same year.

Now, for the signatory states, it has become legally binding to not use cluster munitions in future and get rid of their exiting stockpiles.