Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus operates despite regular incidents of ceasefire violation along LoC

Updated On : 23 Oct , 2017 , 02:12 PM
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus operates despite LoC tension (Source: PTI)
Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus operates despite LoC tension (Source: PTI)
New Delhi:

Despite ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops over the past two days along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the weekly Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service operated on Monday.

The officials said that the Karvan-e-Aman bus operated as per its weekly schedule, taking 42 passengers from Srinagar towards Muzaffarabad.

The passengers included 29 Pakistan-occupied Kashmir residents who are on their way home after spending time with their relatives on this side of the LoC, they added.

More passengers will board the bus from Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre for onward journey, the officials said.

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Despite Pakistani troops resorting to unprovoked firing targeting Indian Army, posts and villages on Sunday and the day before, the bus service was operational on Monday.

On Saturday, a civilian was killed and two other women were injured in firing by Pakistani side in the Uri sector.

The services gets suspended many a times if the situation becomes tense along the LoC.

The service was launched in April 2005 and it has helped thousands of families living on the two sides of the LoC meet each other.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : Monday, October 23, 2017 02:05 PM
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