|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
SRINAGAR, Nov 19 : Twenty three fresh guests from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here today while 13 Kashmiris also crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947.
As many as 42 returnees of PoK and Kashmiris also crossed sides at Kaman Post, the last Indian military post, in Uri sector, official sources said here.
They said 32 PoK residents including 11 women and three children arrived at Kaman post after crossing the Aman Setu, the peace bridge on foot this afternoon. Sources said 25 Kashmiris, including nine women and five children who had gone to POK, also returned to their homes.
Thirteen Kashmiris, including five women, crossed over to POK to meet their relatives.
They said 17 PoK residents, who returend here after meeting relatives included seven women and a child.
The bus service, started on April 7,2006 as a Confidence Building Measure (CBM), has helped thousands of families divided in 1947 to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow on permits instead of an International Passport.