Train services suspended for security reasons in Kashmir
SRINAGAR :Train services in the Kashmir valley will remain suspended today for security reasons.
There was apprehension of trouble in the valley following the strike called by separatists to protest against the killing of three youths in security force firing in central Kashmir’s Badgam district, where a militant was killed and a soldier injured in an encounter yesterday.
”We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley for security reasons,” a railway official said.
He said there will be no train services between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, the train services between Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region have been suspended.
The decision to suspend train services was taken after receiving advisory from the state police and administration. In the past, railways suffered loss of property worth crores of rupees in violence in the valley, particularly during strike calls.
During about six month-long summer unrest last year, the train services remained suspended in the valley.