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Pakistan shelling: Situation along LoC 'very bad', says J&K Deputy CM

Schools have been shut and houses have suffered heavy damage. People who have migrated from LoC area will be provided safe shelters

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A police personnel inspects a temporary shed of a nomadic Gujjar, damaged in the cross-border shelling by Pakistan | PTI Photo

There was an uproar in the assembly today as members, including those from the and the CPI(M), raised the issue of shelling along the Line of Control, forcing Dr to describe the situation as "very bad".

Singh said that administration has been directed to provide safe shelters and other facilities to people who have migrated from LoC area in Rajouri.

During the Question Hour in the assembly, MLA Ravinder Raina said, "there are heavy firing and shelling going on along LoC in my Noushera assembly constituency in which people are suffering and migration of the people have taken place."

He said schools have been shut and houses suffered damages in the border areas and called for a reply from the government to this urgent situation.

Raina demanded to send a ministerial team to assess the situation in Noushera sector.

He was supported by CPI(M) member M Y Tarigami and members of

Replying on the issue, said that "situation is very bad along LoC due to shelling. As a result of the shelling, migration has taken place."

He said that administration has been directed to provide all necessary facilities, safe shelters and ensure safety for people along LoC.

Fourteen people, including seven civilians, have been killed and over 70 others injured in intense shelling by along the International Border (IB) in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts, and the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts from January 18 to 22, leading to the displacement of thousands of border residents.

Over 300 schools along LoC and IB were closed last week as a precautionary measure in view of the firing.

Yesterday also, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in the Uri sector of by firing towards Indian posts.

First Published: Tue, January 30 2018. 19:39 IST