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Trains remain suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

 Agencies |  2017-05-29 06:50:42.0  0  Comments

Trains remain suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar: All train runs remained suspended for security reasons since May 27 afternoon in the Kashmir Valley, where clashes erupted after the killing of two militants, including Sabzar Bhat, Hizbul Mujahideen commander, in an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district. We have suspended train service due to security reasons after receiving a directive from the Government, including police, a senior Railway official told UNI. He said all trains running between Srinagar-Badgam-Sopore and Baramulla in North Kashmir remained suspended since May 27 afternoon. Similarly train service from Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in South Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region remained suspended. Since there was apprehension of violence, trains were suspended to avoid damage to railway property besides passengers, he said adding the train services will be resumed after receiving green signal from the authorities, particularly police. He said in the past railways suffered massive damage to trains, railway stations and lighting system due to violence. Last year after the killing of HM commander Burhan Wani in July in an encounter in South Kashmir and subsequent violence that left over 100 people dead in security force and police action, rail service remained suspended for about six months.
--UNI

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