Srinagar, May 11: Schools close to the LoC in Rajouri district were shut following the death of a woman in cross border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday.
“All schools in area close to the LoC (Line of Control) in Rajouri will remain closed as a precautionary measure,” an official said.
The authorities have also designated some schools away from the LoC, which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, as makeshift camps to lodge villagers leaving their homes near the de-facto border.
The district administration has alerted emergency services to deal with any eventuality because of the heightened tension at the border.
On Wednesday night a woman was killed in Pakistan firing. Indian Defence officials while confirmed the death of the woman identified her as Akhtar Bibi wife of Muhammad Haneef. (CNS)