Border situation

Panic on border

Print edition : October 28, 2016

Women from Chandiwala village in Ferozepur district of Punjab crossing the Sutlej river with their belongings on September 30. Photo: PTI

Former Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa addressing villagers of Dhonawal near Amritsar on October 5. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

Villagers from the border area of Attari evacuating following a government order in the wake of the surgical strikes. Photo: PTI

Officials at a makeshift relief camp, set up at a government school, at Dera Pathana in Gurdaspur district on October 5. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

Bakhda village residents Puran Singh and his wife Armesh Kaur at the Shahid Bhagat Singh gurdwara in Ferozepur district. Photo: AKSHAY DESHMANE

A family busy harvesting cauliflower close to a BSF post in Dera Baba Nanak along the international border in Gurdaspur district on October 5. Many villagers have not left their homes despite the State government's order to evacuate. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

Haphazard evacuations of hundreds of border villages in Punjab have adversely affected a large number of farmers, leading to widespread resentment.
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