116 cross sides on LoC

SRINAGAR, June 17:

As many as 43 fresh guests from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here while seven Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to  partition.
Official sources said here today that 66 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector.    They said 43 PoK residents, including 12 women and 14 children arrived at Kaman post after crossing Aman Setu, (peace bridge) on foot.
Sources said 16 Kashmiris who had gone to PoK also returned here after completing their stay in PoK. They included four women.
Seven Kashmiris, including two women and a child, crossed over to PoK to meet their relatives, separated due to  partition.
They said 50 PoK residents, who had come here in previous buses, returned to their homes after completing stay here.    The bus service started on April 7,2005 has helped thousands of divided families to meet each other after both India and Pakistan Governments agreed to allow residents living on both sides of the LoC to undertake travel on ‘Travel Permits’ instead of International passports. (UNI)


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