Watch: Pak’s Ceasefire Violation Affects Schools Near Jammu Border

Panic gripped the people of Udhampur as Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement on the morning of 27 February.

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Panic gripped the people of Udhampur as Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement on the morning of 27 February in the Manjakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani Army resorted to shelling, targeting local houses and schools. Several school-going children and locals were stranded for a long time after the firing became intense.

We were on our way to school when suddenly the shelling went on. The situation is so bad here that everyone got horrified. Someone from a house called me in as the shells could’ve hit me too.
Ritesh Kumar, Teacher to ANI
According to data compiled by the Union Home Ministry, Pakistani forces have violated ceasefire 724 times along the International Border and the LoC till October this year, in comparison to 449 times in 2016.

Fearing loss of lives, locals stayed inside their houses and their day-to-day work was disrupted. Located near the LoC, this bordering area often witnesses indiscriminate firing from Pakistan, at times leaving their houses partially damaged.

In an interview with ANI, Jammu & Kashmir former CM Farooq Abdullah urged both governments to look for peace process.

It is for India-Pakistan to start think of peace and the sooner they think of it, the sooner it will stop. Otherwise it won’t and we will continue to die.
Farooq Abdullah, Former CM to ANI

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