Jammu: A team of Congress leaders visited border areas, including Village Sai Kalan, Devi Garh, Chak Bulla and Faloura, which have been badly affected by Pakistan firing.
The team was led by Thakur Hari Singh-Vice President PCC alongwith former ministers Shri Mula Ram –Vice President PCC & Shri R.S. Chib-General Secretary PCC, Smt. Indu Pawar-MLA President J&K Pradesh Mahila Congress, Shri Prakash Shar,a-Ex-MLA & President District Congress Committee Samba, Shri Hari Singh Chib-Organizing Secretary PCC, S/Shri Ashwani Puri, Rajiv K Gupta, Neeraj Gupta, Madan Lal Kashap (Secretaries PCC) and S. Gurdarshan Singh-Chairman PCC Control Room.
PCC leaders visited many houses damaged in Pak firing and also met the families of the persons killed and injured. The members of the firing victims tolled tail of their miseries. They said it was not new for them, border people always suffer whenever there is firing across the border, but this time, a worst type of situation arisen because the people have not recovered from the loss they suffered due to recent havoc rains and floods. Moreover the firing started all of sudden at night when the people were sleeping. Many motor shells have hit the houses and Cow sheds in which many cattle got killed and wounded, besides some casualties of human beings and many people wounded in the firing.
PCC leaders urged upon the Government to ensure the safety of civil population of the border area, all safety measures including shifting of border people to safe places be taken and the confidence amongst them be restored. The ex-gratia relief be provided to the affected people immediately, besides free and best medical treatment to the border firing people. They also demanded allotment of five marlas plot to all those border area families who have been left in the allotment process, taken place earlier by the State Government.