Cross LoC firing: 71 schools closed in Rajouri

Srinagar

Authorities on Thursday have closed 71 schools, after the armies of both India and Pakistan exchanged gun fires in Nowshera sector of district Rajouri, Jammu.

The violation comes after the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers held a flag meeting last week.

The incident occurred at 9 am in Lam area of the Nowshera sector. Shahid Chowdhary, DC, Rajouri, said 71 schools were shut down and children asked to go home due to heavy shelling. He said measures were being taken for ensuring the safety of the people. “71 schools have been closed due to heavy shelling in Lam area of Nowshera. Measures being taken for the safety of people,” Indian Express reported.

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