Cross-LoC Shelling: 1114 persons shifted to 5 relief camps

District Administration, Rajouri has so far shifted 1114 persons of 298 families in 5 different relief camps established in Nowshera in wake of cross-LOC shelling. Eight villages of Nowshera have been badly affected by heavy shelling which include Khamba, Sarya, Bhawani, Kalsian, Manpur, Danaka, Khori and Ganya. More than 1000 people have been shifted to camps in last 24 hours.

Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary inspected all the camps and supervises relief and evacuation process in forward areas. Cooked food, lighting, bedding, first aid, medical care, drinking water and sanitary facilities have been provided apart from opening of Anganwadi Centres and playways for children in relief camps.

More than 2694 families comprised of 10,042 persons have been affected in shelling which lead to 2 death, 6 injured, 65 livestock dead and damage to standing crops apart from nearly 45 partially and severely damaged houses. District Administration provided an immediate relief of Rs 1.00 Lakh each to NOK of dead and financial assistance to injured. Overall 0ut of 64 villages along LOC in Rajouri 23 are located in Nowshera Sub-Division where 8 villages are badly affected and remaining 15 villages sustained minor losses, 5 Villages in Doongi and 9 villages in Manjakote have been affected.

Fresh ceasefire violation was reported at Manjakote and Chingus areas at 620 Hrs today morning. Chhotibakri village in Doongi area received more than 30 shells near habitations however no loss of life or injury was reported. Three cattle were reported dead. In Tarkudi area 14-15 shells were dropped however no loss was reported. Team headed by Asstt Commissioner Revenue Paramjeet Singh comprised of a dozen officers from essential services visited and camped in various areas of Majakote. In Niaka-Panjgrain village of Manjakote 3-4 shells were dropped in cross-border shelling. More than 40 shells landed in various areas of Manjakote where 3 houses were damaged. A team of officers headed by Asstt Commissioner Defence visited various affected areas of Doongi-Chingus.

Six teams of Veterinary surgeons and paravets visited forward areas where more than 50 injured animals were treated. More than 12 animals were reported dead. DC Rajouri has also deputed inter-departmental teams for exact assessment of losses.

Fourteen buses, 7 Mini-buses, 11 Tata Magic and 03 Tata Mobile vehicles were pressed into action for evacuation with forward areas evacuation through bullet proof bunkers.

Each family has been provided 11 Kg ration apart from cooked food served in relief camps. Medical teams have been stationed in camps and mobile medial units moved to various camps for check up and treatment. On directions of DC Rajouri 100 table-fans were procured and provided in relief camps. Drinking water tanks have also been installed.

The DC camped at Nowshera and visted various affected areas along with SSP Yougal Manhas, SP Nowshera Atul, SDM Harbans and other senior officers of district administration. DC informed that administration is in preparedness for making more relief camps functional as more than 25 buildings have been earmarked. He added that class work of migrant students and local students will be resumed this week to ensure that education doesn’t suffer.

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