Train services resume in Kashmir

BK Online/ Srinagar
July 26, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 175 Views
Train services resume in Kashmir

Train services resumed today after remaining suspended for a day for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in protest against detention of seven of its leaders by National Investigating Agency (NIA) in connection with terror funding.
“We have resumed all train runs in the valley today,” a railway official told UNI.
He said train service from Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region has been resumed since this morning

Meanwhilt it was total shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership against the arrest of seven separatist leaders by India’s National Investigating Agency evoked a mixed response here in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.

Old Srinagar city remained shut due to restrictions imposed by authorities while in uptown barring city centre Lal Chowk majority of the shops were seen open while if not massive, enough movement of private transport plied on the roads.

Barring educational institutions, government offices and bank institutions remained open. Witnesses said that majority of the shops remained open in uptown areas of Srinagar city including Jawahar Nagar, Wazir Bagh, Sir Syed Market Gogji Bagh, Raj Bagh, Ram Bagh, Sanat Nagar, Mehjoor Nagar, Sonwar, Dalgate and other areas of the city. Slop sellers and vendors were seen doing normal business in Batamaloo, Amira Kadal, Lal Ded Road while vendors at Polo View had occupied foot paths to sell their merchandize.

However, all shops and business establishments remained shut in the city centre Lal Chowk.

Heavy security deployment was seen in different parts of Srinagar city while the movement of the people was restricted in multiple areas of old city. Partial shutdown was observed in other parts of Kashmir.

“Usually shutdowns in Kashmir are always a success but today the impact was not massive,” said a shopkeeper at Jahangir Chowk.

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