Live shells littered by Indian troops endangering life of villagers


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, live shells littered by the Indian Army here and there pose threat to the life of villagers in the areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region.

A constant threat for villagers in these areas persists in the form of live shells, lying here and there in the villages along the LoC. They can trigger loss of both life and property, in case of minor fiddling which can cause an explosion.

Officials said that around one dozen such live shells were found and later destroyed in the last five to six months and fortunately none of these recovered shells exploded. They said that these live shells were seen by villagers in open areas or in their fields after which they informed nearby police stations or Indian Army camps. They said, thereafter the Indian forces launched operations to destroy these shells through a controlled mechanism performed by bomb disposal squad of army or police.

The officials said that more such live shells could be lying in villages along LoC. “You cannot deny that these are death traps lying in villages and a minor fiddling with these shells can cause explosions resulting in losses,” they added.—KMS


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