LoC skirmishes give sleepless nights to residents


Students stay away from schools due to shelling, people living under constant fear; many families migrate to Sgr, Jammu cities

Nasir Azam

Srinagar, Oct 09 (KNO): Continuous shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) from last several weeks has triggered a fresh wave of fear among the residents with many of them demanding under-ground bunkers and safety measures to save their livestock.

According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the residents of border areas including Gurez, Keran, Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, and Uri are living under constant fear due to frequent shelling from across the border.

As per witnesses, shelling is on across LoC is giving sleepless nights to the people.

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Shaista, a class 4th student, hails from Jabda-Bataad in Uri said that the shelling often take place in evening hours here, thus causing fear among the people.

She added that they are not able to attend their classes due to the continuous shelling from across the LoC. “Whenever there is shelling, we are scared and prefer to stay at safer places, rather than venturing out,” she told KNO.

The demands of underground bunkers for the residents runs too high amidst unprovoked shelling from across the LoC.

Zaheer Khan, a resident from Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district said that, “We are living under a constant fear of losing our lives and property just because of frequent shelling. As the presence of forces in the area is encouraging, the non-availability of bunker facility is bothering us a lot.”

He further added that, “I am totally confused about what to do as the whole area is living under threat of getting killed.”

Another resident Fehmeeda from Uri said that, “We temporarily shifted to a rented accommodation in Srinagar just to safeguard our lives and avoid fear of war between the two nuclear armed nations.”

She further added that, “Just after the abrogation of Article 370, the shelling from across LoC witnessed a surge. We appeal the government to construct the underground shelters for dwellers so that people living near LoC could heave a sigh of relief.”(KNO)


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