October 2007 News

3 families return from PoK

26 October 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Baramulla: Three families surrendered before the authorities soon after crossing the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan -Occupied Kashmir (PoK) where they had gone in 1992, official sources said today. They said the three families, comprising three men, as many as many women and eleven children, came up to the LoC at Golian in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. At the LoC, the members of the families raised their hands and informed the Army pesonnel that they want to surrender and return to their homes in Jammu and Kashmir, the sources said. They said the troops, guarding the LoC, allowed the families to cross over to this side. The families than surrendered befor the personnel of 6 Bihar Regiment, the sources added. These families had crossed over to PoK in 1992, the sources said, adding the three men have been identified as Rafiq Hussain, Mohammad Akbar and Sirajuddin. The sources said the families want to lead a peaceful life in their native places. A police spokesman in Srinagar identified the 17 people who crossed to this side from PoK at Uri. They were Mohammad Royeel and Shameema Akhtar (both of two years), Sara (3), Mohammad Zahid and Zaheen Akhtar (both six), Sabia (7), Shah Naz Akhtar (8), Shamima Akhtar (10), Shaheen Akhtar (13), Mohammad Shafiq (14), Naseema Akhtar (16), Hashim Begum and Hamida Begum (both 40), Mohammad Rafiq and Mohammad Akbar (both 45), all residents of Gawalan village in Uri border area, Shaheen Akhtar (18) and Mehraj-ud-Din (25), both residents of Mothal in Uri.


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