Unable to harvest crops, ‘scared’ farmers in Jammu reeling from Indo-Pak tensions

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 2 : Following the present situation at the Indo-Pak International border and the Line of Control (LoC) after the surgical strike on PoK militants camps, people residing along the Hiranagar border have started migrating after getting alert from the administration In such circumstances, the farmers of the border areas are worried of their standing crops which are yet to be harvested.

"Our condition is extremely bad. We are worried as the crops are getting damaged. This is our yearly income. We are cutting the crops in fear of firing," said Balwinder Singh, a local farmer. The paddy crops and other pulses are ready to harvest along the zero line, but the tension on the border has stopped all the activities.

"The crops are absolutely ripe and seeing the situation in the border, we are very much tensed. We are worried about how to cut the crops. The crops are ready to be cut. The government hasn't given anything to us. Even now, we pray that we live in peace. The government won't give us anything....if the crops get damaged, it will be our loss. We pray that situation remains peaceful," said Deepak Kumar Sharma, another farmer..

Source: ANI