Suhail Khan/ New Delhi , Arawat Mehraj/ Uri Baramulla
New Delhi : Indo-Pak armies continued to target each other along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with heavy firearms after BJP led government removed Article 370 on August 05.
In the latest skirmishes, a civilian identified as Habibullah Parray son of Qadir Parry resident of Silikote was injured in Uri sector of north Kashmir’ Baramulla district due to overnight Pakistani shelling ,while many residential houses were also damaged in the heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army all along the Kamalkote sub-sector and at three other places in Uri sector.
It has been virtually a war-like situation along the LoC in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after Mortar shells fired by Pakistan army have landed deep inside the civilian areas including Kamalkote, Silikote, Balkote spreading panic and fear residents told Kashmir Despatch.
They said that shells rained everywhere and forcing us to flee for safety as the situation along the LoC is bad.
The fleeing families demand protection of their lives. “The J&K government should build shelters for us. Either the authorities should create underground bunkers for all of us or rehabilitate us in the plains,” they told Kashmir Despatch Correspondent.
An official while sharing the details of current situation in Uri sector told that two Pakistani soldiers have been killed in retaliation to unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Hajipur sector. Officer said that firing from Pakistan side again has been started this morning.He said that affcted families have been shifted towards safer places.
In 2018 Pakistan violated ceasefire nearly 3,000 times – the highest by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
Pertainally, The curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir imposed by authorities, have now crossed the 40-day mark. There has been no end to the communication lockdown either. The indefinite siege has led to a grave shortage of essential drugs and basic necessities. There is unrest among the population that is suffering from acute distress.
Note: Due to the ongoing communication blockade in Kashmir, where the government has snapped all internet and mobile services, The Kashmir Despatch is being updated from New Delhi.