Lakhs of people living along the border in Jammu and Kashmir have been living under increasing fear due to growing incidents of firing and shelling, Madan Lal Sharma, a Congress member said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
As per Delhi based newspapers Sharma said that people have started migrating in view of the growing incidents, with several people being injured and hundreds of cattle-heads killed.
“A situation of terror has been created” in areas like Samba and Poonch, he said, alleging that the Pakistan army was indulging in firing and shelling to infiltrate militants across the border.
Meanwhile Sharma while seeking a fair deal to families of those killed or injured in such incidents, said, “The next of kin of any person killed by militants gets Rs 5 lakh as compensation and a job, but those killed or injured by cross-border firing and shelling get just Rs one lakh and Rs 10,000 respectively.”
Sharma has also demanded that the Centre to send an all-party delegation and a team of officials to the affected areas to assess the situation.