Study conducted to know the problems of people living near LOC
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 07-Oct-2017

New Delhi, October 7: The tensions on the international borders between India and Pakistan led the center to set up a study to know the problems of people facing while living near the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

 
The group headed by the special secretary in the home ministry Rina Mitra will meet the people living near the border areas of J&K. They will also examine the areas of the security forces, district administration officials, and local public representatives. The report has to be submitted within two months.

The home ministry said that the group will study the area and will look into it broadly on three issues firstly, demand for land for relocation in case of shelling, construction of more bunkers, and lastly, compensation issues related to shelling. Along with the detailed report, the group will also submit the recommendations. India and Pakistan share a 3,323-km long border of which 221 km of Indian Border (IB) and 740 km of LOC falls in J&K.

The Home ministry officials said that so far more than 600 times, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire which the highest in a decade due to which eight civilians and 16 security personnel were killed.