Omar orders safety of people in areas hit by shelling

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday directed the administration to take all requisite measures for ensuring safety of life of the people in areas hit by shelling from across the border.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 08, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday directed the administration to take all requisite measures for ensuring safety of life of the people in areas hit by shelling from across the border.

"Food, temporary shelter, transportation, medical facilities and supply of drinking water should be made available at the camps established for border people who have migrated for heavy shelling from their areas," Omar directed the Divisional Administration of Jammu region.

Omar today conducted a meeting via video conferencing with the Divisional Commissioner, Inspector General and Deputy Commissioner Jammu.

The Chief Minister received brief about the arrangements made to safeguard the lives of border people under the shelling from across the border.

Omar was informed that 24 temporary camps have been established in Jammu, Samba and Kathua Districts at safer places for the families hit by the shelling and over 7,000 people are residing in these camps.

It was stated that free food, medicine, blankets and other requirements are being provided to the inmates of these camps.

The Chief Minister directed identification of more places of shelter so they are utilised in the hour of need.

Private banquet halls and other accommodation should be identified for providing shelter to the affected, he said.

The Chief Minister directed the Divisional Commissioner to sensitise all the concerned Deputy Commissioners in this regard and ensure that people migrating from the shelling-hit areas do not face any difficulty on account of food, shelter, medicine, drinking water and other such requirements.