146 swap borders at Chakkan-Da-Bagh on LoC

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Jammu, Sep 23 (UNI) Altogether 146 people have swapped borders at Chakkan-Da-Bagh on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by the Poonch-Rawlakote weekly bus service, official sources said here today.

''Sventy-three people came to this side of the border yesterday from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), including 56 PoK citizens, who were visiting Poonch for the first time to meet their divided families, while 17 others were Indian citizens and returned to their homes after staying across the LoC,'' sources added.

Meanwhile, a similar number of civilians left for PoK, in which 51 were first-timers, who visited the other side of the border to meet their relatives, while 22 PoK citizens returned to their homes.

''The Poonch-Rawlakot bus service was converted from fortnightly to weekly on September 8, when it was resumed after almost two months. The service was suspended due to the tension in Poonch town during the two-month long Amarnath land agitation demanding the restoration of land to the Shrine Board,'' sources asserted.

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