Centre sets up group to study problems of people along IB, LOC

 

A study group has been set up by the government to examine the problems being faced by the people residing near the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of regular ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

The group will meet people living in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, security forces deployed there, district administration officials and local public representatives and submit its report within two months.

Special secretary in the home ministry Rina Mitra will head the team. The study group will prepare a detailed report of the issues being faced by the public living near IB and LOC and submit its recommendations on the remedial action that needs to be taken to address these issues.

India shares a 3,323 km long border with Pakistan of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LOC fall in Jammu and Kashmir.