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JammuBorder residents to play crucial role

Border residents to play crucial role


9 Out of 18 Assembly segments votes in border areas

Tawi, Apr 25: With the Jammu parliamentary constituency going for polls today (Friday) in the second phase, one of the major issues around which the election campaigning of political parties revolves is border areas.

Be it people living on the Border (IB) or Line of Control (LoC), the and politicians of Jammu can't ignore their sufferings and issues.

This election also people from both government as well as opposition sides have tried to raise the issues which suits their politics and which can earn them votes of the border dwellers.

According to the KNO news agency, out of the 18 Assembly segments of Jammu constituency, nine segments have votes in border areas, both on IB and LoC. These include Ramgarh and Samba Assembly segments of Samba district, Bishnah, Suchetgarh, Ranbir Singh Pura, Marh, Akhnoor and Chamb of district Jammu and Sunderbani-Kalakote Assembly segment of Rajouri district.

The border belt is home to Jats, scheduled caste, west Pakistani refugees and Sikh population and mostly they are dependent on farming for their livelihood. Youth were getting employment in the Army and their farming background was helping them to earn a place in the Army because of the tough circumstances.

One major issue which the border people faced was firing and shelling from across the border which had made their life hell.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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