Rail service resumes in Kashmir


SRINAGAR:Rail service resumed this morning after remaining suspended for two days  in the Kashmir valley for security reasons, a railway official said.

He said all train services running between Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir were suspended on October 22 keeping in view the damage caused to railway property in the past.

However, due to protest call by separatists, service remained suspended yesterday also.

Similarly, rail service between Badgam in central Kashmir-Srinagar-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region has been suspended for security reasons.

This is the second time rail service in the valley has been suspended during the past one week for security reasons following tense situation, particularly in south Kashmir, where massive protests were witnessed at several places since a Kashmiri trucker.

Zahid Bhat succumbed to his burn injuries in a New Delhi hospital on October 18. There were fresh clashes on October 22 between security forces and ”pro-freedom” demonstrators yesterday in which a number of people were injured.

Zahid and two others, including a policeman, were injured after a Kashmir-bound truck was attacked at Udhampur in Jammu region on October 9 over beef rumours. (UNI)


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