Residents of border areas have suffered badly because of the incessant violation of ceasefire by Pak army and Rangers, and locals now demand a permanent solution to this menace. Although the enemy is using small arms, and automatic weapons but the peace along the Line of Control and International Border has been shattered because of the incessant violations by the Pak army. Local residents who were hoping that the new government in the state, and centre will either work out some solution or use force to muzzle the Pak guns has not been able to do much on the ground. Though Indian guns are also blazing more under the new regime but people tell that life has again become insecure and economic activity has been badly hit because of constant border skirmishes.
There is however a consensus emerging on the Indian side that a permanent solution is needed which can be achieved only by taking a very strong side both militarily, and diplomatically.