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Dal Khalsa halts trains in Amritsar, threatens strike

Activists of a radical Sikh outfit blocked trains and buses in Amritsar on Tuesday, to enforce the Punjab bandh called by them to protest alleged inaction against the 1984 riots accused, disrupting rail traffic on the busy route and leaving many passengers stranded.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2009 10:55 IST

Activists of a radical Sikh outfit blocked trains and buses in Amritsar on Tuesday, to enforce the Punjab bandh called by them to protest alleged inaction against the 1984 riots accused, disrupting rail traffic on the busy route and leaving many passengers stranded.

The activists of Dal Khalsa and some other outfits blocked the tracks, delaying the movement of many trains including the Shatabdi Express, Sachkhand Express, Paschmi Express, Super Fast, Dadar, Kathiar Express and Tata Mouri.

An official said all the trains were postponed and would run after 11 am.

A senior officer of Ambala Division told PTI in Chandigarh that a number of long distance passenger trains running on the Delhi-Amritsar and Delhi-Jammu section were affected due to the blockade of tracks between Rajpura and Shambu on the Ambala Ludhiana mainline section.

A number of trains have either been cancelled for the day or terminated short of their destination due to the blockade, he said. A number of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir bound trains were being terminated at Ambala and other stations in Haryana.

Activists of Dal Khalsa also did not allow any Punjab Roadways bus to move out from the Amritsar main bus stand. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the Amritsar Railway Station and bus stand.

Gursharn Kaur, who along with her six family members was scheduled to leave for Delhi by the Shatabdi express lamented that she would not be able to make it to the national capital in time for her flight to Mumbai and then to USA.