500 civilians shifted from near LoC after Pakistan shelling

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Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Shesh Paul Vaid wrote on micro blogging website twitter, "Due to firing/shelling from across in border areas of Uri about 500 people migrate to safer areas".

The ISPR said that Pakistan army troops targeted the Indian army post which initiated fire on civil population.

"The district administration is registering the migrants and providing basic facilities to them", the officials said.


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.

On January 28, at least three civilians including two women were injured after the Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan's military confirmed.

"Defence attaches were briefed about Indian atrocities along Line of Control and deliberate targeting of civilians by the Indian Army", the spokesman said in a statement.


In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 391 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 16 innocent civilians and injuries to 65 others.

They interacted with CFV victims and gained first-hand knowledge about their sufferings.

According to a Foreign Office statement, director general of South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation desk, Dr Mohammad Faisal said that despite calls for restraint India continued to indulge in ceasefire violations. However, the attack was repulsed, the Army said.


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