In wake of the cross firing between Indian and Pakistani troops on LoC and International Border almost on daily basis now, villagers residing in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir live under constant fear.
The firing has been intense and sporadic, but did not cause any damage to life on this side after the killings of two youngsters including a girl last month in Uri sector.
“The cross firing took place at least 10 to 12 times in this month alone. Last night there was heavy shelling and people living in the village are frightened. I was in my house and I did not step out. There was no damage to life during the shelling, but its impact can be seen on our farmlands and on the forest area,” reportedly said a villager.
Condemning the spate of firing exchanges, locals urged both sides to ensure that people along the border live in peace.
“We are civilians and should be allowed to live in peace. Both India and Pakistan should live peacefully and allow us to do the same. It is pointless for locals alongside the border areas both in India and Pakistan to bear the brunt of such constant firing. This is injustice and people like us should not suffer,” reportedly said another villager.
Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire on LoC and international border causing huge damage to the civilian property. Both the countries reached at a ceasefire agreement in 2003 but it is not being honored.
New Delhi and Islamabad blame each other of violating the ceasefire.