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J&K Deputy CM visits shelling-hit people on LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today shelling-affected people along the in Rajouri and assured them that the state has taken optimum measures to relocate residents to safer areas if ceasefire violations by continue.

Asserting that is violating the ceasefire in sheer "desperation", the Deputy CM said a befitting response is being given and the will continue to do so. He expressed hope that the situation would be brought under control soon.

Singh also visited the shelling-affected areas in Nowshera sector and took stock of the situation.

"is continuing with its cowardly acts. They are targeting civilians. They have carried out such acts earlier also. We are giving an apt reply to their firing, the will also take appropriate steps," Singh said.

"Since three days they are continuing firing. It is an act of desperation. We are retaliating strongly. They are suffering losses. Pakistan is not only resorting to shelling but also encouraging militants in Kashmir," he said.

He was accompanied by Nowshera MLA Ravinder Raina, Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and other senior officers of police and civil administration during the visit.

The Deputy CM visited the relief camps set up by the administration for providing relief and rehabilitation to affected families and took stock of the facilities.

He directed the administration to assess the damages to people's property and livestock and prepare a detailed report so that sufferers would be compensated.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 02:32 IST