Srinagar, April 11
Rail service remained suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for two day general strike on Monday and today in protest against the killing of eight civilians in security force and police action yesterday when violence erupted during polling in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.
The rail service remained suspended today also in the valley, a railway official Said.
He said no train will run on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir today also. Similarly there will be no train service between Badgam- Srinagar-Anantnag- Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region for security reasons in view o the strike call.
Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearhead the agitation for “right to self determination” have called for two-day general strike against civilian killings.
In the past railways suffered damages after demonstrators’ damage railway station, trains and other property during demonstrations.
The train service also remained suspended for about six months in summer last year due to unrest in the valley, where about 100 people, mostly youths, were killed and thousands injured in violence.