As another civilian in Kashmir fell victim to the raining bullets and shells from across the border on Wednesday, life in villages near the border has been thrown into grim uncertainty.
India is witnessing one of the worst ceasefire violations by Pakistan since the 2003 ceasefire, and since the indiscriminate firing began on Sunday night that left five civilians dead, there has been no respite for residents living across the border as Pakistan continued to target civilian areas.
More than 20,000 people have had to be evacuated from the villages that Pakistan has been targeting in an unprecedented attack on civilians. They have had to leave behind their belongings and their livelihoods as they fled to safer areas.
Images of houses in thick residential areas shelled and broken down portray the extent of the unprecedented Pakistani assault on civilians.
Six people have lost their lives in the last three days, many in their sleep as Pakistan resorted to heavy mortar shelling late on Sunday night.
The woes for the Kashmir residents come just a month after they faced one of their worst natural disasters as floods submerged the state.
There is a similar story on the other side of the border, where four civilians have lost their lives.
"We are burying our relatives, rushing the injured to the hospital instead of celebrating Eid," a Pakistani villager was quoted saying by Associated Press.