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'Construct bunkers for civilian population along border'

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Jammu, October 25, 2013
First Published: 18:48 IST(25/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:49 IST(25/10/2013)

Accusing Pakistan of resorting to inhumane practices, member of Parliament Madan Lal Sharma has asked the Centre and security forces to foil all such attempts and give a befitting reply and teach Pakistan a lesson.

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Addressing a public gathering at RS Pura, Sharma said, "Unprovoked shelling, targeting of civilian population and injuring them bears testimony to the inhumane behaviour of Pakistan."

Sharma demanded construction of bunkers for the civil population in the border villages, so that they can take shelter in case of heavy firing and shelling.
 
He appealed to the state and district administration to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) to support the internally-displaced people, who were forced to migrate from their houses leaving their crops and animals unattended in the past one week.

He said in view of heavy shelling and ceasefire violation by the Pakistani army in Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch districts, people are unable to move from their houses and cannot earn their livelihood. He demanded that relief and ration should be given to such households.

Sharma also demanded compensation to victims of the border firing and shelling on par with the victims of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir. It should be increased from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh, he said, while demanding insurance to life, property, cattle and crops of people residing on the border.

He announced setting up of a 250 KVA sub-station and development of playground from his constituency development fund.

Later, the MP inaugurated 250 KVA sub-station at Kadyal village, RS Pura, for the public. The transformer was installed under the MPLAD scheme at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh.


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