The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) has been suspended on Monday in view of the civilian killings following killing of militant commander Burhan Wani last Friday.
This is for the fourth time in 2016 that the bus service was suspended. Last time, the service was suspended in view of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival on July 6 or 7.
The members of Kashmiri families divided in 1947, has been were supposed to cross LoC on July 04.
The passengers, who have booked to travel by the bus, have also been informed accordingly, however, they have been keen to go home from this side of Kashmir.
The cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus service was suspended on March 14 this year due to landslides on the other side of the border while on April 4 the bus run was halted on the anniversary of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutoo.
The weekly bus service has helped thousands of divided families to meet each other since April 7, 2005 when India and Pakistan agreed to allow state subjects from both sides to travel on ” Travel Permits”, instead of International Passports.
Meanwhile, reports coming from North Kashmir’s Uri said that the area is observing complete shutdown.
Resistance leadership has called for complete shutdown up to Monday following the killing of Burhan Wani and his two associates.