120 private-government schools closes along LOC : Around 120 private and government schools were declared closed by District Development Commissioner due to the ceasefire violation from across the boarder. The Schools and other institutions in Balakot and Mankote those are along with LOC will remain close citing the law and order situation.
DDC Poonch Tariq Ahmed Zargar said, “We have decided to close the schools today keeping the security of children in mind. 120 schools are closed today. We are keeping an eye on every activity.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State Jitender Singh said, “Civilians in border areas hold strong morals. Matter of concern is statements of those people, who consider themselves mainstream politicians. When in power, they call Kashmir integral part of India but make irresponsible remarks otherwise”.Pakistan has violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing at Mendhar, Balakot, and Poonch of J&K. Residents of RS Pura Sector are reportedly fleeing from their homes in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.The Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the RS Pura and Akhnoor sectors on Saturday.
The Indian Army is retaliating and cross-border firing is still on as per latest reports. Saturday was the third consecutive day of shelling of civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs) in India by the Pakistan Rangers.
A sepoy was killed by Pakistan rangers today and also around 11 civilians got injured across Jammu and Kashmir in the firing from across the border.
– PTC News