Baramulla: Thousands of people have been affected due to continuous firing and mortar shelling along Line of Control (LoC) in the North Kashmir’s Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir and over 500 residents from both sides of the border have migrated to safer places.
Media reports say, after a gap of 15 years, the troops on both sides today exchanged artillery shells across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector, triggering panic in the area as thousands of residents were evacuated to safer places by Indian and Pakistani authorities. It has created huge panic and a war-like situation in the area.
In the wake of artillery exchange, a high alert had been sounded in Uri. Pakistani troops have targeted many Indian posts along the LoC in Churanda, Silikote, Balakote and Tilawari villages. Two houses were damaged in the Pak shelling in Silikote area and many residents were evacuated. Reports say that announcements were made by the Pakistan army from mosques across the LoC since the morning, asking residents on the Indian side of LoC to vacate houses.
The use of artillery by the armies of two neighbouring countries has effectively put the 2003 ceasefire agreement in danger. The artillery shells were fired despite bad weather in the area.