India stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah over security concerns

Delhi: Indian authorities on Thursday requested Pakistan Railways officials not to send the Samjhauta Express train over security concerns in light of an ongoing protest by farmers in Indian Punjab.

Indian railway officials told their Pakistani counterparts over a special hotline that farmers are protesting in the country and that there were fears of an attack on the train service.

According to Indian media, several trains were either cancelled or diverted after protesting farmers blocked railway tracks at different places in Indian Punjab on Wednesday, the first day of their demonstrations to seek higher compensation for crops from the state government.


Train has been standing there at the Wahga railway station, passengers are waiting for its departure but Indian officials have refused to enter it into Indian territory which left hundreds of passengers suffering.

There have been many rumors that Indians only have stopped Pakistani Passengers and allowed Indian passengers to get back to their territory.


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