33 Kashmiris cross sides in Uri


KL Report

Seven guests from Pakistan administered  Kashmir (PaK) and 26 Kashmiris travelled across LoC at Uri crossing point to celebrate Eid-ul-Zaha festival with their relatives who were separated in 1947.

Official sources said seven PaK residents, including two women, arrived at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector after crossing Aman Setu (peace bridge) on foot.

As many as 51 Kashmiris, half of them women, who had gone to PaK, also returned back to their homes after completing their stay across the LoC.

Sources said 26 Kashmiris, including nine women and seven children, have also crossed to other side of the LoC to meet and celebrate the festival with their relatives, separated in 1947.

They said 47 PaK residents, included 14 women and seven children, who had come here in the previous buses, also returned to their home after completing their stay in Kashmir.

The bus service has helped thousands of families divided in 1947 to meet each other since the weekly service between Srinagar-Muzaffarabad started on April 7, 2005.

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