Surgical Strike: Farmers in border areas worried about crop damage

| Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:14
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Jammu and Kashmir, Kathua, border, farmer, crop, harvest, surgical strike, Pakistan, Line of Control

Farmers are worried that they would not be able to harvest their crops in time

New Delhi: The evacuation of villages near Pakistan border after the surgical strike carried out by Indian Army has loomed detrimentally over crop harvest season in Jammu and Kashmir.

Farmers in Kathua region are worried that they would not be able to harvest their crops in time.

“We are worried and just waiting to harvest the crops. Government never compensates. It’s us farmers who suffers at the end,” said a farmer in dismay.

Following the surgical strike on Thursday, Indian government issued high alert in some regions. The alerted areas include Delhi, Gujarat, J&K, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.

The international border in Punjab frontier manned by the Border Security Force has been on maximum alert following the latest developments at the Line of Control.

Authorities have evacuated villages of J&K and Punjab which share international border with Pakistan as panic gripped the area regarding a possible retaliation by Pakistan.

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