Oct 5: Several villagers, living along the border, were asked to abandon their homes in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by India last week. Nearly 10,000 villagers living along the International Border and the LoC were asked to move to safer places, fearing retaliation from Pakistan.
While many people chose to live with their relatives in safer places, several of them were moved to temporary relief camps.
At the relief camps, food and medical facilities was being provided for those staying there. Villages in both Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab were evacuated and hospitals on the border belt were put on high alert.
Here are some images from the relief camps:
Residents from J&K currently in a school-turned-relief camp
Residents of Rajpura village in Akhnoor sector take shelter in a government school-turned-relief camp, on the outskirts of Jammu.
Meal being served at a relief camp
Border migrants having meal at a government school turned in a relief camp, at Domana about 15km from Jammu.
Medical assistance provided for migrants
Migrants from border village Pargwal being examined at a medical camp set up in a government school, at Muthi village on outskirts of Jammu.
Several women and children are currently living in these camps
Border migrants standing in a queue to get meal at a government school turned in a relief camp, at Domana about 15km from Jammu.
Over 10,000 villagers were asked to leave their homes along the border
Migrants from villages along the Pakistan border having meals at a relief camp in a government school, at Muthi village on the outskirts of Jammu.
Security has been stepped up along the border
Border villagers board a bus provided by the government as families are evacuated from their homes to safer places after authorities ordered the evacuation of villages near the Pakistan border, at Chillyari village.