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13 cross over to PoK from Teethwal relief point

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Srinagar, Dec 29 (UNI) A large number of villagers gathered on this side of river Kishenganga to bid an emotional farewell to 13 people who crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from the Teethwal crossing point.

While 11 people went across the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives in PoK, two returned to their homes in Muzaffarabad.

Hundreds of people had gathered on both sides of river Kishenganga, which demarcates the LoC in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district, to witness the crossing.

People bade a tearful send off to their relatives as they crossed a footbridge erected over the river which divides Chillana village in PoK from Teethwal in Jammu and Kashmir.

On October 29 last year, India and Pakistan agreed on opening five crossing points across the 742-km-long LoC to facilitate movement of people and relief material for survivors of the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, which killed thousands of people and rendered millions homeless.

The five crossing points were Nauseri-Teethwal (Tangdhar), Chakothi-Kaman Post (Uri), Hajipir-Uri, Tattapani-Mendhar (Poonch) and Rawalakote-Chakan Da Bagh (Poonch).


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