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After surgical strike, Rajnath Singh asks Punjab govt to evacuate villages near border

CM Parkash Singh Badal called an emergency meeting of state cabinet to review the entire situation in the wake of recent developments on the border.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 29, 2016 8:09 pm
surgical strike Villages near Attari sector being evacuated after surgical strike conducted by Indian Army.

After Army confirmed surgical strikes by its forces across LoC, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday put the entire government and political machinery in an emergency mode.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Badal over telephone this morning to request him to immediately start the process of evacuation of the people residing in the villages falling within ten kilometres of the International border in view of the escalating situation.

 

While monitoring the current situation during an emergency meeting convened at his official residence, Badal directed the Chief Secretary and DGP, who were present in the meeting, to ask the concerned Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) to oversee the entire evacuation process in the border districts of Ferozepur, Fazilka, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Gurdaspur and Pathankot.

The chief minister directed the DCs to identify suitable location for setting up camps and ensure that none of the residents being evacuated are put to any sort of inconvenience or hardships.

He also personally spoke to the concerned cabinet ministers and MLAs to camp in these border districts in which their assembly constituencies fall, to keep close liaison with the district administration to ensure the safe movement of the residents of the villages within the close proximity of International border.

 

Badal also directed the Chief Secretary to immediately release Rs. 1 crore each to all the Deputy Commissioners of six border districts to meet out any exigency arising out of these prevailing situation.

The chief minister has also called an emergency meeting of state cabinetto review the entire situation in the wake of recent developments on the border and advisory issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI.

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    Imran
    Oct 1, 2016 at 1:45 am
    Okay Modi has got some credit to his name and satisfied his voters (with real or faked strikes, or however). Now can Modi stop and bring the w sub continent out of war hysteria?
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      khan
      Sep 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm
      Funny
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        khan
        Sep 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm
        Ufff.how paratroopers went back. By the way not a single helicopter is NVG capable. Liar
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          James Martell
          Sep 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm
          EVACUATE EVACUATE - dont blame me for not warning you guys.
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            James Martell
            Sep 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm
            KHALISTAN LIVE FOREVER......oh btw the stanis have captured a indian soliders and have provided credible evidence which demonstartes that India have violated another international law by crossing over into stan. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;PS EVERYONE SHOULD Evacuate now.....the way that India is going there will be a nuclear war......go as far as possible i.e. near bangladesh......otehrwise we will all get killed by Modi stupidty.
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