It was calm Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu for the second consecutive day. No exchange of fire took place which has brought hope of peace back to the residents, who were displaced due the ceasefire violations.
“It was completely peaceful all along the international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts for the second day today. There are no reports of ceasefire violation from anywhere on the LoC as well by Pakistan forces,” a senior official told a Delhi based news agency.
The official has said the fact that the night had remained peaceful proves things are looking up for thousands of residents of border villages who had to abandon homes after ‘indiscriminate targeting of civilian habitations’ on October 6. “If things remain peaceful during the coming days, we hope the people living in relief camps will return home and re-start their normal life,” the official said.
Pertinently eight civilians were killed in the exchange of fire on LoC in the Jammu region since Oct 6, while over 50 were injured (officially) but as per the reports that reached Kashmir Life, 80 were injured (unofficially).
As many as 30,000 border residents are presently living in relief camps set up by the state government in different schools and colleges in the main towns away from the areas vulnerable to shelling.