SIALKOT - The people displaced by more than a week-long unprovoked Indian shelling, have been living in miserably condition in the fields and other places in Sialkot and its surrounding. They have no proper place to live and no food to eat.

There is acute shortage of fodder for cattle in the shelling hit bordering villages while the people have to spend sleepless nights due to unprovoked shelling by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF). Most of the villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary have already been vacated by the villagers.

Most of the Sialkot IDPs including women and children said, “every that night brings fears of life for us due to unprovoked Indian shelling as we have to leave our shelled houses before evening to save our lives.”

We spend our nights sleeplessly in fields in the surroundings of the Sialkot and after the dawn we go back to see our shelled houses for cooking meal. \They narrated that it was very painful for them to move to safer places with dear ones and even cattle heads.

They were again shifting to safe places in Sialkot city and surroundings after a pause of a month. Earlier, they had shifted from their Indian shelling hit villages in August 2014. Their houses were badly shelled by the Indian BSF in July and August in 2014 and it remained lull in September 2014 along the Sialkot Working Boundary. However, they faced ragging floods in swollen River Chenab and River Tavi.

More than a week-long fresh spell of unprovoked Indian shelling has badly affected as many as 70,000 population in Sialkot bordering villages.

As many as 50 Sialkot border villages including Joiyaan, Chaprar, Nandpur, Harpal, Charwah, Dhamaala,  Bajra Garhi , Baghiyaari, Jangura, Rangor , Sakhiyaal, Pachhani Khurd, Kothey Raja, Jang, Tongar, Raja Harpal  and Salaankey had already been vacated by the local people due to unprovoked intensified Indian shelling along the Sialkot Working Boundary here.

Sialkot DCO Nadeem Sarwar told that these relief centres had been established at village Harpal (Sialkot tehsil) and at village Balaarwali and Panur (Pasrur tehsil).

However, the Indian shelling victims complained that these relief centres lacked all basic facilities.

There was very high grass and floodwater standing in these relief centres. They added that these centres were breeding grounds of different kinds of mosquitoes. Due to which, locals are unable to live there.

Meanwhile, 120 government schools remained closed for the sixth consecutive day in Indian shelling hit bordering villages.

The district administration of Sialkot had closed these schools following the unprovoked shelling by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) on villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary here till the further order.