9400 Migrants continue in 34 Relief camps at Hiranagar

KATHUA: More than 9400 border migrants comprising 2100 families continue to stay in relief camps set up by District Administration at 34 locations in Hiranagar. Previously the district administration had decided to shift the migrants belonging to villages beyond 3km distance from international border back to their villages but with reports of fresh ceasefire violations in R S Pura last night the families have been asked to continue in camps till the final resolution of matter.

District Police has also deputed a number of teams to villages to ensure that there are no cases of thefts and property of migrants remains safe. Lumberdars, chowkidars, Sarpanchs and panchs have
also been associated with overall safety of property in villages and communication plan established.

Later, a review meeting was held with district officers of all essential services, camp officers and camp commanders. The DC reviewed the availability of supplies and amenities in stock and at camps; he also approved procurement of fresh articles as per the demands raised during visits to various camps.

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