Baramulla: More than 250 people who have migrated from their villages last week due to cross border shelling have not returned to their homes and are living in the Government Girls Higher Secondary School Uri.
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Uri D Sagar said that security of people was the first priority.
“We don’t want to take any wrong step,” Sagar said. “We are monitoring the situation and I am in touch with Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, who can take decision for their return.”
He said the families are living in the school building and the administration is providing them food and other things.
“We have already announced three days holiday for girl students of the institution because security comes first,” Sagar said.
According to sources, a number of people from Silikote, Hathlanga, Churanda, Tilawari, Thajal villages are putting up at the camp. They said some of the men were visiting their homes during the day but spending night in the school shelter.
Sources said that SDM along with SDPO and other officers held a meeting with army officers posted in the area Tuesday but the army told them that there was still tension in the area and they were not in favour to allow civilians to return home.
Meanwhile people living in camps again raised the demand for providing them land far from the LoC for making shelters in such situations.