More than 200 private and public schools along the LOC (line of actual control) in the Jammu area have been closed due to heavy and continued firing and shelling from Pakistan army. This seems almost non-stop. Per reports similar shelling in not reported in Kashmir, which could mean that Pakistani army and terrorists are targeting schools in Jammu. In a another development, miscreants or terrorists in the Kashmir valley have set buildings of 27 schools on fire, and this is on top of the four-month shutdown of educational institutes ordered by the the separatists.
- 5 Nov 2016
Shelling and firing along the Pakistani international border and LOC (line of actual) is happening more and more. For people living along the border moving quickly to government run community centers in safe zones seems to a regular drill. They are reluctant to move as they have to leave behind cattle, their farms and homes. As another option, governments should fast-track the construction of bunkers (which has been started) and even bomb-shelters for border communities, while expensive but unavoidable.
- 4 Oct 2016