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Uri family forced to take shelter in neighbour’s home as authorities fail to clear live shell


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Srinagar, Dec 17 (KNS): A family residing near Line of Control (LoC) in Bankot area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been forced to take shelter in a neighbour’s home as the authorities have failed to clear their house with a live shell fired by Pakistani army last week during a ceasefire violation.
Mohammad Rafiq Parray of Bankot, Uri told KNS that during heavy shelling from across the LoC on December 11, a shell fell in his house. “It didn’t explode and we immediately vacated our home. Since then we have taken shelter in neighbour’s home,” he told KNS.
The family had informed the concerned officials, including army and police about the incident. Even Deputy Commissioner Baramulla had on December 13 said that they have informed the army to clear the shell.
“But till now nothing has been done. If it blasts, my entire family will be wiped off,” Parray said and urged the higher authorities to come to his family’s rescue. (KNS)