Published: 11th May 2017
Schools close to LoC are being shut after Pakistan shelling
Schools close to the LoC in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir are shut as a precautionary measure after the heightened tension that arose post the death of a woman due to the firing by Pakistan Army
All schools close to the LoC were shut in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district following the death of a woman in shelling by the Pakistan Army.
"All schools in villages close to the LoC (Line of Control) in Rajouri will remain closed as a precautionary measure," a district official said.The authorities have also designated some schools away from the LoC, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, as makeshift camps to lodge villagers leaving their homes near the border.The district administration has alerted emergency services to deal with any eventuality because of the heightened tension at the border.
Earlier, Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that a woman was killed in indiscriminate firing and shelling by the Pakistan Army on Wednesday evening in Naushera sector. The Pakistanis used small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars. The intermittent firing was still going on, the official said.