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On the agreement reached with Pakistan on October 29 on opening crossing points across the LoC

New Delhi
November 5, 2005  

In pursuance of the agreement reached with Pakistan on October 29, 2005 in Islamabad on opening 5 crossing points across the LoC for facilitating movement of people and relief material for earthquake relief, work is under way to operationalise them. 

The crossing point at Chakan da Bagh (Poonch) will be operationalised on November 7, 2005, at Kaman (Uri) on November 9, 2005 and Tithwal (Tangdhar) on November 10, 2005. Relief material for earthquake victims will be sent through these crossing points. People can start using these points to cross the LoC as soon as their names are approved by both sides. 

As agreed, due to the non-availability of or damage to infrastructure at the above crossing points, crossing would be permitted on foot. 

All Indians desirous of using the crossing points may collect application forms from and apply to RPO Srinagar, the FRRO or his representative in district headquarters or Director (Pak), MEA, New Delhi.