Srinagar: Train service was suspended for security reasons on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike, as on this day in 1931, 22 Kashmiris were killed in firing by autocratic Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh’s Army outside Srinagar’s central prison.
A fresh advisory was received from police on Friday evening to suspend all trains in the Valley, a railway official told UNI.
He said no train will therefore run on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, he said no train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
The separatists had called for strike today. However, the day is observed as official holiday in the state.