Train service was suspended on Thursday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley in view of joint resistance leadership shutdown call against the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir by unidentified gunmen in Achabal area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Tuesday.
‘We have suspended all trains running in the Kashmir valley on Thursday,’ a senior railway official told Kashmir Life.
Therefore, he said, no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Similarly, trains will also not run on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir, he said.
This is the third time train service was suspended in the valley for security reasons this month.
The Joint Resistance Leadership(JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has called a strike today against the Hafizullah Mir’s killing.