Hawal Massacre

Train service suspended as precautionary measure

Published at May 21, 2018 10:39 AM 0Comment(s)2670views


Train service suspended as precautionary measure

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar

Train service was again suspended on Monday as a “precautionary measure” in the Kashmir valley in wake of “Eidgah Chalo” on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

“We had to suspend all train runs in the Kashmir valley as a fresh advisory was received from police,” a senior railway official said.

He said no train will run on Srinagar-Budgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir track today.

Similarly, no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he said.

This was the tenth time train service was suspended in the Kashmir valley during the month of May so far security reasons.

Train runs were resumed only yesterday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the valley in wake of ‘Lal Chowk Chalo’ called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit.

Mirwaiz Farooq, father of Mirwaiz Umar was assassinated by unidentified gunmen on May 21, 1990 at his Nigeen residence. Later on the same day over 60 people were shot dead by the BSF personnel in Hawal Chowk of Srinagar after they opened fire on funeral procession of Mirwaiz Farooq.

On the same day in May 2002, unidentified gunmen killed senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone, founder of Peoples Conference (PC), when he was attending a rally at Eidgah after paying tributes to Mirwaiz.

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