Train services suspended in Kashmir again

Srinagar/April,8: Rail service has again been suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for general strike Monday in protest against the killing of eight civilians in security force and police action last Sunday when violence
erupted during polling in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.
“We have suspended all train service between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir,” a railway official said.
He said similarly there will be no train service between Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region for security reasons in view o the strike call.
Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearhead the agitation for “right to self determination”, have called for two-day shut down beginning Monday against civilian killings.
In the past, railways suffered damages after demonstrators’ damage railway station, trains and other property during protests. The train service also remained suspended for about six months in summer last year due to unrest in the valley, where about 100 people, mostly youths, were killed and thousands injured in violence.

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