Giving details, sources said that they were firing on forward Indian positions and civilian areas from R S Pura to Kanachak and Pargwal sectors. The BSF personnel were retaliating strongly and effectively.
Four mortar positions on Pakistani side---from where Rangers were firing 82 mm and 60 mm mortars---have been supposed to be damaged, sources said. A defence position in a farmhouse behind Harpal and Jagwal village too has been hit, they added.
Considering the carrying capacity of the existing tracks and other available infrastructure in the yatra area, the board decided to allow 7, 500 pilgrims daily on each route from Pahalgam and Baltal to the holy shrine. This will exclude pilgrims travelling by helicopter.
Drabu made the announcement before the launch of “Muhafiz’’ (meaning Guardian), a welfare initiative for nearly three lakh workers in the unorganised sector, by CM Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh Monday.