Uri: The army has provided the relief to the villagers who were displaced following the shelling from the across the border in north Kashmir’s Uri sector.
“Since the commencement of hostilities, Army has expeditiously extended medical facilities to the injured villagers. The local commanders are personally monitoring the safety of the people extending all assistance required. Army has provided relief in terms of food and medicines. Sleeping bags and mattresses shall also be made available to the displaced population. This helpful gesture will provide much needed relief from the harsh winter,” a statement said.
The statement added that since 19 Feb, the Pakistan Army has exhibited unprofessional cowardice in Uri Sector by continuously violating the ceasefire, targeting innocent villagers living along the LC. The unprovoked firing and indiscriminate mortar shelling has damaged civil houses. In a befitting reply, the Indian Army has retaliated with accurate and heavy fire.
“Due to unabated targeting of the local populace, residents of border villages of Balkote, Silikote, Tilawari, Thajal, Churunda, Hathlanga and Batgra evacuated to the Government Higher Secondary School, Uri. On humanitarian grounds, the Indian Army has immediately swung into action to provide succor and relief to the displaced villagers,” the army said.
“The army has time and again reinforced their credibility as saviors of the local populace. The unselfish assistance provided at the opportune time has provided much needed relief to the displaced villagers. Strong, determined and definitive retaliation on the LC has ensured that Pakistan is yet again punished for the misadventure. Army is confident of establishing peaceful & safe conditions to ensure early return of villagers to their homes”.