Train service resumes after three days

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Srinagar, Sep 18: Train service resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for three days in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike against the killing of five militants by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kulgam district on Saturday morning.
A fresh advisory was received last night to resume train service in the valley Tuesday morning, a senior railway officer said.
He said trains will chug on Srinagar-Budgam-Baramulla, in north Kashmir track. Similarly, trains will run on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he added.
Train service was suspended on Saturday in north Kashmir as there was some protests while in south Kashmir the service was suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Frooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik had called for a general strike yesterday against the killings of five Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants by security forces in an encounter. A civilian was also killed and several others were injured in security force action on demonstrators trying to disrupt Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Saturday.
Train service will be resumed only after receiving a fresh advisory from the authorities, he said adding we are acting on the advice of police. Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is cheap, fast and safe against other mode of transport.