Samjhauta Express stopped at Wagah due to Punjab farmers’ protest

Chandigarh, Oct.8 (ANI): The Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled the movement of the Samjhauta Express over security concerns due to an ongoing protest by farmers in Punjab.

According to reports, the train was stopped at the Wagah Border and all passengers were asked to deboard by the Pakistani authorities.

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

Between 200 and 300 passengers travel to and from India on board the Samjhauta Express known as the ‘Friendship Express’, on a daily basis, but the number of passengers rises when Sikh pilgrims use the train to visit their holy sites in Pakistan. (ANI)

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