Unprovoked shelling by Pakistan forces 28,000 villagers to migrate
JAMMU: In the wake of unprovoked mortar shelling by
Pakistani Rangers during the last fortnight, about 28,000 people have migrated
from near the international border in Jammu district alone.
Disclosing this, an official spokesman of the Jammu
Kashmir government said that these people hail from Arnia, Trewa, Nikkkowal,
Jora Farm, Suchetgarh, Abdullian, Chinore, Pargwal, Garkhal and Hamirpurkona.
They have been shifted to temporary shelter camps set up by the district
administration at safer places.
As the firing from across the border has also forced
them to carry along with them nearly 7,000 livestock, the administration has
constituted 17 teams of veterinary doctors to provide medicare facilities to
the live stock at camps. They include 13 teams from animal husbandry and four
teams from sheep husbandry department, with each comprising a veterinary
assistant surgeon, two paravets and two attendants.
Two mobile clinical units headquartered at Jammu are
also assisting these teams who are working in RS Pura, Bishnah, Marh, besides
Askhnoor and Khour blocks. Nearly 153 quintals of wheat and fodder have been
provided to farmers as per their requirement.
While 29 animals have died, more than 85 injured in
recent border firing in Jammu district, the spokesman added.