14 POK residents arrives, eight Kashmiri cross to other side of LoC

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March 2:  Fourteen resident of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived while eight Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives, separated in 1947 due to partition.
As many as ten returnees also cross sides at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.
They said fourteen PoK resident, including eight women, arrived at Kaman post after crossing Aman Setu, peace bridge on foot. Eight Kashmiris, including two women and a child, who had gone to other side of the LoC returned in tht Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK.
They said eight Kashmiris, including two women and as many children, crossed over to the other side to meet their separated relatives. Two POK residents, including a woman, had arrived here in previous bus also returned to their homes after completing then stay here.
The bus service, introduced since April 7,2005, has helped thousands of divided families to meet each. However, the number of POK guests arriving here goes down during winter and goes up in summer.
In the contrast, the number of Kashmiris crossing to POK goes up in winter and goes down in summer when the weather remained pleasant with flowers everywhere.

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