Government sanctions construction of 135 ft wide ‘Bundh’ along IB in Jammu

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KL Report

New Delhi

Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said that the central government has sanctioned the construction of 135 feet wide ‘Earthen Bundh’ (179 Kms) along International Boundary in Jammu Frontier.

The Ministry also said that there has been an increase in the incidents of cease-fire violations during the year 2013 along the Line of Control/International Border, in J&K owing to which people living in the border areas have been affected.

“People from few villages of Districts Jammu and Samba located near International Border migrated due to firing and shelling from across the border in the month of October, 2013, but returned to their villages after a week when the situation eased,” a written answer informed Rajya Sabha in Dec 2013.

It also added that the Government of J&K has paid an ex-gratia relief to the victims and the Government of India has also sanctioned for the construction of 135 feet wide Earthen Bundh (179 Kms) integrated with 180 nos. of Naka-cum-Machan-cum-Fighting Bunkers along International Boundary under Jammu Frontier for protection purpose, which has experienced maximum trans-border firing incidents.

The Home Ministry was answering a question about the situation olong the LoC and IB in Jammu and Kashmir.

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