New Delhi, Sept 30: In the wake of mounting tension between India and Pakistan following after Indian Army's surgical strikes at the terror launch pads across LoC on Wednesday night, border villagers have been asked to pack their bags and move to safer places.
Anticipating a possible retaliation by Pakistani troops, Army reportedly asked people living within 10 kms of the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab to vacate their home.
"We have asked border villagers living along IB and LoC to shift to safer area as a precautionery measure," Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.
These directions have been passed on to people living along IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and along LOC in Rajouri and Poonch, officials said.
In Punjab too, people residing in villages within 10 kms of the International Border were asked to shift to safter places. Six districts of the state share border with Pakistan.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal put the entire government and political machinery in an emergency mode, an official spokesman said in Chandigarh.
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Punjab: People migrating to safer places
In Attari, border residents migrating after government asked them to vacate their villages as a precautionary measure following India's surgical strikes at the terror launch pads. The planned attack was carried out by the Indian Army about 2-3 kms across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night.
Jammu: Man riding to safe place
In Jammu, a man living close to the border with Pakistan ride with a motorcycle towards a safer place after authorities asked them to leave their villages for safety reasons in R.S Pura.
Jammu: People moving to safer places
Swarm of villagers at a filling station in RS Pura sector close to Indo-Pak border following surgical strikes by Indian Army across LoC.
Villagers migrating to safer places in punjab
Attari: Villagers leaving their home with bags after government asked them to vacate their villages. In one of the most daring act, Indian Army on wednesday carried out surgical strike at the terror launch pads.
Punjab: 'Apna Ghar ham chor chale'
Attari: Border villagers migrating after government asked people to vacate their villages falling in 10 km range of international border with Pakistan as a precautionary measure.