As Keran gunfight took a fortnight for army to ‘called off’, government on the floor of the house admitted that there has been an increase in the incidents of cease fire violations during the recent past along Line of Control(LoC) and international border.
Giving details the house was informed that as against 12 cases of ceasefire violation on LoC in month of July, 57 were reported in the month of August.
Similarly the incidents of violation on international border were reported to be 06, against 04 in month of July.
According to details, district Poonch has suffered during the cross border shelling. Government claims to have paid Rs 55000 as ex gratia to six persons who were injured.
The ex gratia in case of owners of damaged houses is in process, while livestock damage does not come in this scheme.
The government says that no such case has been found in districts of Rajouri, Samba, Kathua, Kupwara, Leh and Kargil.
Underlying the importance of fencing on the Line Of Control (LoC), state government informed the legislature that move is aimed to check cross ‘border infiltration’ and not to ‘obstruct’ movement of the inhabitants of these border areas.