Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, with Indian Army reportedly planning to install a new border fence along the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir, residents of the areas falling outside the current fence are demanding that the fence be installed beyond their villages.

Lal Din Ahmed, village head of Churanda, told media that they want the army to install the fence out of the village so that people can live freely on this side of Kashmir.

Several villages fall outside the border fence erected by the Indian Army. Residents of villages falling outside the fence face enhanced restrictions and curbs on movement.

A letter written by villagers to district magistrate/deputy commissioner Baramulla requests the official to use his approach so that the Indian Army installs the fence out of the village. The letter said that when the border fence was installed by Indian Army in 2003 it left the Churunda village with some 300 families outside the fence.

People are allowed in and out through a gate after proper checking. The army closes both the gates in the evening for the night and people living on other side of the fence are left at the mercy of circumstances.


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