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Locals refused to leave villages to Support “Indian Army” in Nowshera Sector


Locals refused to leave villages to Support “Indian Army” in Nowshera Sector

Last Updated on : 6 Mar,2018 | Source : Gursimran Singh

Pukhrani Village is last Village on Indian Side along LoC in Nowshera Sector and is one of the most affected village when it comes to Ceasefire Violation. The Village is hardly 200 metre from Indian fence and is always prone to Sniping and straight fire from Pakistan Side. 

Safiya Begum is one of those unfortunate who lost their body parts in Ceasefire Violation from Pakistan Side. She became victim of Cross Border Tension in Year 2002. While sharing her misery, she says,”I have gone to well to get water for our daily need, then suddenly i heard some fire shots. After that only thing i remember is , it was a total bloodshed and i was in deed pain. Locals rescued me despite heavy shelling and them got shifted to Rajouri for treatment. And before i could regain my conscious, i had lost my arm to Indo-Pak tension.”

Adding to her misery was Ceasefire violation in late 2011, where her son lost one of her arms and an eye in mortar blast. Her son was 6 years old at that time. She says,” It was a big shock for our family and now we have sent our son to Rajouri for studies. We don’t want him to be victim anymore.”

Safiya Begum and her son, both are not only victim to Pakistan’s aggression but also to Government’s apathy as they wait compensation after 15 years of the incident. Safiya Begum reminds that there was a local leader who gave them Rs. 30000 but not a single penny from Government.

When she was asked that why don’t they leave this village and move somewhere else, she said “we don’t want Indian Army to feel that their own Nationals have left them in the need of the hour. We always stand by them but we also feel that they should also stand by us when it comes to humanitarian grounds”.

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