Schools shut along LoC as shelling kills 2 people in Rajouri

All schools along the Line of Control (LoC)  in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri remained shut for the third consecutive day as authorities ordered their closure for an “indefinite period” as a precautionary measure after the killing of two persons in shelling by Pakistani troops today.

The army has also shut schools along the  LoC in Balakote sector in Poonch and asked people not to move out in border areas, reports said.

The decision has been taken in view of the recent tussle between Indo-Pak armies along the Line of Control in which two civilians were killed.

Earlier, all the schools situated along the LoC in Rajouri district were closed on May 11 after a woman was killed and two others including her husband were injured in Pakistani shelling on the intervening night of May 10-11.

However , after today’s ceasefire violation in Rajouri district  in which two persons were killed, authorities ordered that all schools in the said range will be closed indefinitely to avert the further loss of lives.

“We have closed the schools along the LoC in Rajouri district for an indefinite period,” Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.

In wake of the current ceasefire violations, the district administration has also earmarked additional camps which may be required, sources said.




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