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Youth Congress workers block Delhi-Lahore bus

india Updated: Aug 09, 2013 23:49 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times
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Angry over the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush in the Poonch sector on August 6, the activists of the Punjab Youth Congress blocked the Delhi-Lahore bus about 20 kilometers from the Attari Border.

Led by the state Youth Congress chief Vikramjit Chaoudhary, about 50 party workers blocked the bus for 35 minutes near the India gate on Amritsar-Attari Road.

Although the bus travels amid heavy security and even the intelligence agencies keep an eye on movement of the bus, all measures to keep the protesters in check seem to have failed.

Sitting in front of the Sada-E-Sarhad bus, the protesters raised slogans against Pakistan and demanded that the UPA government stopped the rail and bus service to Pakistan immediately. They even demanded putting a stop to any trade between the two countries.

Vikramjit Choudhary said, "As the UPA has made it clear that our soldiers were killed by the Pakistan Army, we demand that all ties with Pakistan must be broken. We will not allow this bus to move and continue with protests in the future as well."

The protesters were later detained by the police.