'No violation of ceasefire in Kargil sector'

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Kaksar, Kargil, May 19: There has been no report of any infiltration attempt and violation of ceasefire since 2003 in the Kargil sector where villagers are now feeling secure and working in the fields near the Line of Control (LoC), a Brigadier has said.

''There was absolutely no infiltration attempt from the other side of the border to enter our territory in the Kargil sector, Brigadier S C Rangi told UNI during a function held at Kaksar. He said there has also been no violation of the ceasefire in the sector, which hit the headlines across the globe in 1999 when the Pakistani intruders occupied almost all heights. Brig Rangi said people living in Kargil town and other areas near the border were the worst hit during, before and after the 1999 Kargil war.

They had to migrate often to safer places because of shelling from Pakistani side, which had claimed several lives, destroyed livesthock and property in these villages.

Kargil town was being bombarded almost once in a month before the ceasefire between India and Pakistan on borders in the Jammu and Kashmir.

Brig Rangi said people now feel very relaxed with no apprehension of being hit by Pakistani shells. They are doing their normal farming in the fields near the border.

The army is now trying to help these affected people in self employment, women empowerment and training in different trades.

He said army has built mini hydel project, running a school for better education and organise other social activities for the affected people.


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