Baramulla: The civil administration at Uri began sending back people of three villages – Hathlanga, Silikote and Tilawari – to their homes on Thursday, after they complained that they were not being served proper food at the shelter the administration had arranged for them in a school building. About seven hundred people of villages Churanda, Silikote, Tilawari, Hathlanga, and Thajal were shifted to Uri town last week to safeguard them from the heavy gunfire and mortar shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC).
The villagers who had been put in a government school building in Uri complained on Thursday that semolina halwa, made of coarse wheat, was being served to them for lunch instead of rice. They also complained that they were not being provided tea in the morning.
A team of officials headed by ACR Baramulla reached the school building where they talked to the displaced people and assured them that the administration will identify some land and write to the government for constructing permanent shelters there.
Municipal vehicles and ambulances were used to transport the people back to their villages.
People of Churanda and Thajal villages are still staying at the school building.