The government of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has readied evacuation plan to relocate locals to safe areas due to recent "provocation" by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said today. Fresh firing from across LoC was reported in Hajipeer and Silikoot villages on Saturday after 11:45am and Army claims that they were retaliating continuously.
Lal Hussain Kohli, a resident of Chrunda village in Uri sector said the shelling since February 20 was the heaviest since 2003, when India and Pakistan agreed on border ceasefire.
Dignitaries were also told about activities undertaken by Pak Army to provide relief to population of AJK.
On January 28, at least three civilians including two women were injured after the Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan's military confirmed.
"We fear if we live there, we will die".
"We are responding to ceasefire violations by Pakistan and will not budge even by a step". The Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in the Uri sector on Monday and then repeated it on Wednesday and Thursday.
Hurriyat said if the both countries remain at the logger heads and in an confrontational mode, the situation is all set to take an ugly turn which can engulf the entire region and lead to a full-fledged war.
Brigadier Ahlawat further said that the Indian Army has been giving a befitting reply by retaliating to the incessant firing from the other side of the border.
With the people coming under fire, the residents have pitched for resumption of dialogue process between India and Pakistan for return of peace along the frontiers.
Inspector General, Sonali Mishra had said that Pakistan restored firing across the border as they don't want India to have a peaceful atmosphere on February 22.