Rajnath reaches out to shelling-hit border dwellers in Jammu region

Rajnath reaches out to shelling-hit border dwellers in Jammu region
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Jammu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met border dwellers affected by cross border shelling in R S Pura belt of Jammu region and assured them that bullet-proof vehicles will be stationed there for their use during firing from across the border.

Singh, who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit yesterday, also told them that more bunkers would be built in the border areas to save lives during shelling, according to officials.

Forty-seven people, including 20 forces personnel, have been killed and over 130 injured in the R S Pura sector in cross border shelling and firing this year.

During their interaction with the home minister, the border dwellers, living under fear, demanded that bunkers should be built in every house to prevent casualties.

They said also called for strict implementation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement with Pakistan to bring an end to the shelling from across the border.

Singh assured them that five bullet-proof vehicles will be stationed in the region for use by the people living close to the border. PTI

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