Train service suspended in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar: Train service was again suspended on Monday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a general strike against civilian and militant killings during the past one week.

‘We have again suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley following a fresh advisory from police last night, a senior railway official told UNI on Monday morning.

He said no train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Train service on this track was resumed only on Sunday after remaining suspended for three days, where six militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag on Friday.

Yesterday seven militants were killed in two different encounters in Pulwama and Kulgam by security forces.

He said train service will also remained suspended on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir.
Railway official said they are acting on the advice of local administration since security and safety of the passengers was necessary.

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