Srinagar, Feb 27: The residents of Silikote, Chuninda, Batgaren, Balkote, Tilawari and other villages close to LoC, who were shifted to the safer places earlier after the armies of both India and Pakistan exchanged the shells and gun fires resulting in damaging many residential houses.
The families currently staying in a government Higher Secondary school in Uri on Tuesday tried to go back to their residential places but were stopped by the administration saying that ‘the situation is not in control yet.’
Reports said that many villagers are still trapped in their homes, unable to come out, due to continuing firing by both the armies have targeted many villages along the de-facto border in Uri for the first time in years. The compartmentalisation of villages near the border by the government forces has not made it easier for villagers to escape to safer places, reports claimed.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police said that due to the cross-border firing between the armies of both India and Pakistan 500 residents from different villages of Uri town near LoC were migrated to Government Higher Secondary School of Uri town. The families were provided blankets and important commodities.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures, and Federation of Commerce and Industries Kashmir visited the Uri areas and distributed the relief among the families who were affected by the cross LoC shelling.