Amid incessant violations of ceasefire by Pakistan, people residing in villages along international border in Jammu and Kashmir have started moving to safer places.
While the local administration has advised people to stay inside their houses, the police department is simultaneously helping them move to safer places in armoured vehicles.
This is being done in order to avoid any damage to life or property due to firing by Pakistan troops from across the border.
After sniper firing from Pakistan killed an Indian soldier on Wednesday evening, continuous firing has been on from both sides of the border.
Pakistan is targeting several Indian posts in Samba and Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir and intermittent firing has been on.
One Border Security Force (BSF) head constable, RP Hazra, lost his life in firing by Pakistan on Wednesday evening.
Pakistan has continued a series unprovoked incidents of firing along the LoC throughout December. Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat had reviewed the operational preparedness of the security forces and prevailing security situation in the state last week.
On December 23, four Indian Army soldiers, including a Major, were killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the LoC in J&K's Rajouri district.