JAMMU: Residents of border villages who stay beneath the fixed menace of firing by Pakistani troops and
militant assaults have demanded that the Jammu and Kashmir authorities grant them licences to maintain firearms, police at this time mentioned.
They mentioned they wanted weapons to defend themselves within the occasion of a militant assault.
At a gathering of police and border dwellers in Samba, the residents of the border belt demanded they be given licences to guard themselves from ultras, a police spokesperson mentioned.
The assembly was convened within the wake of current ceasefire violations by Pakistan that compelled villagers to hunt shelter in safer locations.
The assembly, chaired by SSP Samba Anil Magotra on the Rajpura police station, noticed the participation of a lot of border dwellers and the heads of a number of villages.
The villagers rued they weren’t sufficient bullet-proof automobiles for his or her evacuation to safer locations throughout ceasefire violations, the police spokesperson mentioned.
Additionally, extra ambulances with all life-support methods wanted to be added to the prevailing fleet, they mentioned.
The SSP advised the villagers he would increase the matter on the applicable degree.