Rail service suspended in Kashmir - watsupptoday.com
Rail service suspended in Kashmir
Posted 09 Jun 2017 01:09 PM

All train runs were suspended as a precautionary measure in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike today in protest against the killing of a youth allegedly in security force firing on June 6 evening at Shopian. However, traffic on national highway, connecting the valley with the rest of the country, was through. 'We have suspended all train runs in the valley today,' a railway official told UNI.

He said train runs from Srinagar-Badgam to Baramulla in north Kashmir have been suspended. Similarly, train service from Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund to Banihal in Jammu region were also cancelled. The official further said train runs were suspended, following a directive from the state administration and police.

This step was taken for the safety of passengers and railway property, he added. Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the agitation, have called for a strike today to protest against the killing of Adil Farooq Magray, allegedly in security force firing on demonstrators, who tried to disrupt anti-militancy operation in Shopian, on the evening of June 6. He said in the past, railway property suffered massive damage during demonstrations. Last year, rail service remained suspended for about six months, during unrest in the valley.

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