139 people cross LoC at Chakkan-da-Bagh, Poonch

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Jammu, Nov 6 (UNI) Unaffected by the changed political situation in Pakistan, the movement of people between the two separated parts of Jammu and Kashmir remained open as 139 people crossed sides via Chakkan-da-Bagh crossing point on Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, official spokesman today said.

''An ailing woman was among the 139 people crossing sides at the Chakkan-da-Bagh in Poonch district yesterday,'' the spokesman said.

In total 76 people entered into the Indian side while 63 crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK).

''Out of the 76 people, who came to this side, 59 were fresh POK residents while 17 others were Indian returnees. An ailing woman, Syeda Bi, a resident of Kotli in POK was brought in an ambulance here to meet her relatives.

''A total of 63 people yesterday crossed over to POK. They included 30 fresh J and K residents and 33 POK returnees,'' the spokesman added.

As a part of confidence building measures (CBMs), both the governments of India and Pakistan had mutually initiated the opening of roads between the separated parts of J and K, in order to facilitate the people to meet their relations across the LOC.


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