Border Tension: Residents Moved To Safer Areas Following Pakistan Shelling


Srinagar: The residents of villages close to the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir have started moving safer places, following firing and shelling by Pakistani troops in the area, officials said.

The residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh have reportedly started fleeing their villages early this morning in view of the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops at regular intervals since Monday.

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Earlier on Monday, the residents of Thajal and Soni had also been oved to safer locations by police in view of the ceasefire violations by Pakistan.They said the fleeing border residents have been put up at makeshift camp established in the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Uri town.

The residents demanded that the government should ensure an end to the ceasefire violations or rehabilitate them at safer places where they can live without fear.