Over 4,000 displaced due to Pakistan shelling LoC, six relief camps set up in Rajouri

Jammu: Over 4000 people, who fled from areas near the Line of Control (LoC) due to five day long Pakistan shelling, have been housed in six different camps by authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

There has been several instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops since 15 July in which five people including four army-men have been killed and eight others injured.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"More than 4000 persons have been housed in six camps in the Rajouri district," Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.

The district administration established a new relief camp the in wake of fresh migration triggered by repeated shelling in forward areas, he said.

The deputy commissioner reviewed the amenities being provided in relief camps and arrangements for education of students.

"A total of 961 families comprised of 3812 persons had been accommodated in five relief camps. Now a sixth relief camp has been established at a government middle school, Gania, around 10 km from Nowshera," he said.

Choudhary said that in the Gania relief camp 121 families comprising 427 persons have been accommodated.

"Meanwhile 45 families comprising 204 persons have been accommodated in private houses," he said.

The administration has provided ration, fire wood, bedding, power supply including gen-sets, potable drinking water, sanitation, table fans, first-aid and other basic facilities at all the camps, he said.

Officials said that anganwadi centres have been opened in camps and alternate classes for students have also been started in view of the closure of schools.

A delegation of more than 300 of the displaced persons met the deputy commissioner and made demands related to suitable compensation for their losses.


Published Date: Jul 20, 2017 09:58 pm | Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017 09:59 pm


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