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Train service remains suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

 Agencies |  2018-04-04 05:53:43.0  0  Comments

Train service remains suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Train service remained suspended for security reasons for the fourth day on Wednesday in the Kashmir valley following "Shopian Challo" called by separatists to express solidarity with the families of those killed on Sunday violence.

Four civilians were killed in south Kashmir and another in Ganderbal in central valley and over 40 others were injured in security force action on demonstrators after the killing of 13 militants, including top commanders in three different encounters on Sunday.
Three soldiers were also martyred and several others wounded in encounters on Sunday in south Kashmir.
"Train service will remain suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley on Wednesday," a senior railway official told UNI this morning.
He said all trains between Srinagar to Banihal in Jammu region passing through south Kashmir will remain suspended for security reasons. No train will therefore run on this route till further orders.
Similarly, he said, trains will also not chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla track in north Kashmir for the third day today.
On Sunday, the trains were running normally on the north Kashmir route, when it was suspended in south Kashmir.
"We are acting on the advice of police," he said, adding the decision to suspend all train runs was taken in the interest of safety of passengers and railway property.
A fresh advisory was received last night from the police and administration that no train will run in the valley, he said.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, had announced to march to Shopian and express solidarity with the families of those killed there.
However, the JRL had urged people to hold demonstrations in their respective areas. Geelani and Mirwiaz are under house arrest while Malik has been lodged in central jail, Srinagar.
UNI

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