Evacuated Uri villagers returning home

Evacuated Uri villagers returning home
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Baramulla: More than 200 people from Churanda village who had been evuaucated from their homes last week in view of cross border shelling returned to their homes on Friday morning.
The families were putting up in Government Higher Secondary School Uri.
Local sources said that the Uri administration decided to move back all the people of seven villages who were shifted to Uri town after India and Pakistani forces exchanged heavy firing in the past week.
On Thursday the people of Silikote, Hathlanga, Tilawari and Thajal back returned to their homes, and on Friday the residents of Churanda returned.
Lal Din Ahmad, village head Churanda, said that several vehicles of municipality and health department were put into the service to ferry villagers back home.
The family of one Fayaz Ahmad Awan of Silikote whose house was destroyed in mortar shelling is still putting up in Uri.
Several villagers said that officials assured them that they would write to government about permanent shelters far from the LOC.
Meanwhile, teams of civil administration visited the affected villages to collect details of damaged property.