Nowshera: Uproot from their homes and living in schools-turned-camps, people living along borders have demanded setting up of “individual bunkers” at their residences near the Line of Control (LoC) as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached out to them on Monday.
Over 5,000 people living in 23 hamlets along the LoC were forced to shun homes and hearths in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district following heavy firing and shelling four months ago.
Four civilians were killed and five others were injured while over 100 cattle perished and 40 houses damaged in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops in different sectors of Rajouri in the recent past.
“Our first and foremost demand is that government should set up individual bunkers in each of the border house, if we have to live again along the LoC. This is most and first demand of the LoC people,” Jangarh resident Prashtom Kumar said. PTI