Baramulla: While armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire in Kamalkot sector of Uri and Machil sector of Kupwara, residents living along the Line of Control (LoC) in both these sectors demanded underground bunkers for safety of their lives.
Dr Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Uri, said that the residents have raised the demand for bunkers time and again and the Government of India has already provided bunkers to residents living along the LoC in Jammu region.
“They are not paying any attention towards residents of Uri and Kupwara, who have been affected badly in the past due to cross-border shelling,” he said.
Haji Musadiq Hussain, a resident of Kamalkot, said that panic gripped people in Kamalkot on Wednesday when both the armies fired mortar shells and machine guns. “Children and women are under depression. I saw a house partially damaged on Thursday due to a mortar shell from across the border. Fortunately, the family living in the house had escaped safely,” he said.
Khan Mohammad, a resident of Machil, said that there are so many villages very close to the LoC in Machil, Keran and Tangdar sectors that are directly in the firing range. “But government is not taking steps for the safety of people,” he said.