SIALKOT

With normalcy returning to villages along Sialkot working boundary after intense shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) for more than 12 days, people have started returning to their houses.

According to details, the perturbed people were found going back to their homes with their cattle and luggage loaded on tractor-trolleys and donkey carts to Sialkot border villages including Charwah, Beeni, Sulehriyaan, Akhnoor, Behladpur, Gunjiyaal, Gandiyal, Dhamala, Wada Dhamala, Harpal, Bajra Garhi, Morcha Pur, Anola, Dhaliyaan, Kotli Khawaja , Ludha Gung, Chumat, Siyal, jhund, Jarwal, Theekariyal, Sojan, Sakroori and Shahpur in Bajwat, Sucheetgarh, Charwah, , Umeraanwali,  Chaprar, Bajra Garhi and Shakargarh along the Sialkot working boundary. The villagers had vacated these villages due to unprovoked intensified shelling by Indian Border Security Forces. According to the senior officials of the Chenab Rangers, it remained calm on Sialkot working boundary here on Tuesday. They said that the situation on the working boundary was returning to normalcy and that’s why people had started returning to their homes. However, harvest of seasonal crops, especially the paddy crops could not be started in villages along the working boundary and it remained suspended for 17th consecutive day. The villagers are anxious to harvest their standing seasonal crops, especially the paddy crops as they are totally dependent on these crops.