Six PoK residents among 73 cross sides

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Dec 16: Six residents of Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir (PoK) arrived here, while 20 Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives, separated in 1947 due to partition.
This was the first Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK, after Fidayeen attack on an Army camp in Mohra Uri in which eight Army personnel, three policemen and six militants were killed on December 5.
As many as 47 returnees also crossed sides at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.
They said six PoK residents, including three women arrived at Kaman post after crossing the Aman Setu, peace bridge on foot in Uri sector.
Sources said 20 Kashmiris, including 15 women and two children, who had gone to POK returned to their homes after completing stay with their separated relatives on other side of the LoC.
Twenty Kashmiris, also crossed to other side of the LoC to meet their relatives in PoK. They included seven women and as many children, sources said.
Meanwhile, 27 PoK residents, who had come here in previous buses also returned to their homes after completing their stay in Kashmir. They included eleven women and a child.


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