KL Report


Army has closed two gates of Churranda, village in Uri situated near the Line of Control (LoC) resulting in the limitations on the movements of the inhabitants. The students could not even attend their schools which are situated outside the gates and the people in need of medical help are not in a position to move out and see a doctor.

Churranda, is a village exactly situated on the LoC, at Uri, and is reachable only after passing through the gates erected by the army. There are three gates leading to the village named 6, 9 and 11.

“It is a fenced village and one has to pass through the gates erected by the army to reach it,” Laldin, sarpanch of the village told Kashmir Life.

Laldin said, “Some five days back army closed gate no 11 for no reasons which restricted the movement of the commoners and now gate no 6 has also been closed which has added to our miseries.”

The sarpanch further informed that the closure of gates has affected the school going children whose schools are situated outside the gates. He said that police have been informed about the matter.

When contacted Station House Officer (SHO) Uri, Mohammad Abdullah told Kashmir Life, he has raised the matter with the army officials. “It is an issue for the locals, we have taken it with the concerned authorities and hope an immediate action in this regard,” SHO said.

Pertinently, LoC has witnessed cross firing since last month resulted in the death of many troopers on the either sides.

Both New Delhi and Islamabad are alleging one another of violating the ceasefire on the LoC.


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