Upset over regular migration, border residents hope for permanent solution

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 23 : Following the unprovoked firing and ceasefire violation by the Pakistan rangers in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the people residing in the border areas have been forced to migrate yet again to safer places.

The district administration has been put on alert to ensure the safety of the locals here. "We are facing many difficulties. Examinations are going on but the students cannot sit for it. Sometimes, just a movement of our door makes us feel scared thinking that there is some firing going on.

We face difficulties every year due to ceasefire violations. We need a permanent solution as we have to migrate every now and then," said Ajit Kumar, a local. He urged the government to provide them with a permanent solution to this prevailing problem. Bullet proof vehicles and civil vehicles have been sent to evacuate the residents of Bobiya, Patti, Ladwal, Karole Krishana, Chack Changa and Chandery chowk in Hiranagar.

"We are extremely scared. We are going to Hiranagar now. The schools have been closed," said another local Atish. In the wake of the escalating tension at the border, the locals here are finding it tough to sustain a decent living.

The elderly, children, women and patients are in particular finding it tough due to regular migration.

Looking forward to a one time solution to their woes, they would be urging the government to give them five marlas plot in safer places.

Source: ANI