Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday assured the displaced people along the International Border of all necessary help and asked the administration and police to immediately respond at times of border shelling.
The assurance was given to the border residents by state’s industries and commerce minister Chander Prakash Ganga who visited the villages shelled by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Samba district, an official spokesman said.
While interacting with the affected families, the minister assured them all necessary help from the government and directed the civil administration and police to be vigilant in the vulnerable areas and immediately respond at times of border shelling.
A high-level team of district administration led by deputy commissioner, Shetal Nanda accompanied the minister.
The minister took a detailed review of the situation and preparedness of the administration to deal with the emergency situation including arrangements for rescue, relief and providing prompt healthcare in case of injury, the spokesman said.
He said Ganga visited the border villages of Mahal Shahan, Ramloo and Ramgarh of Vijaypur constituency to take stock of the situation in the backdrop of repeated ceasefire violations and shelling from across the border.
He also interacted with displaced border residents putting up at a relief camp established in Radha Swami Sat Sang ghar Thandi Khui, the spokesman said.
The minister also directed concerned officers to remain present in their respective jurisdictions to deal with any emergency situation.
He directed the local administration to remain prepared for prompt action in case of any exigency, the spokesman said.
Ganga also advised the villagers to stay indoors and shift to safer places during cross border shelling.