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WATCH: Poonch-Rawalakot Bus Service Suspended After Pakistan Authorities Refuse To Open The Gate

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Pakistan refused to even accept the residents of Pakistan occupied Kasmir, Mirpur who were traveling in the bus. 
  • This move comes after the India-Pakistan train service, Samjhauta Express was re-opened earlier on Monday. 

In the latest provocative move from a 'peace-wanting' Pakistan, the Poonch-Rawalakot bus service has been suspended after Pakistani authorities refused to open the gate for the bus at Chak da Bagh LoC crossing point. 

Pakistan refused to even accept the residents of Pakistan occupied Kasmir, Mirpur who were traveling in the bus. 

Syed Bukhari a resident of PoK told ANI, "I was going back, went to the border, bought tickets but was told that the Pakistan authorities did not open the gate today, then we had to come back." 

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This move comes after the India-Pakistan train service, Samjhauta Express was re-opened earlier on Monday. 

A Pakistani railway official says a key train service with neighboring India has resumed in another sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals since a major escalation last week over disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan had on Wednesday canceled the train's trip on the Wagah-Lahore stretchon its side, even as 27 passengers -- 23 Indians and three from the neighbouring country -- arrived at Attari from Delhi on an Indian rake which left the Old Delhi Railway station at 11:20 pm Wednesday night.

Pakistan Railways spokesman Ejaz Shah says the train service, Samjhauta Express, left the eastern city of Lahore on Monday for India's border town of Atari, with some 180 passengers on board.

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Pakistan suspended the train service last week as tensions escalated following India's counter-terrorism airstrike on Tuesday inside Pakistan's Balakot targeting JeM terror camps, who were responsible for the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF Jawans.

Pakistan retaliated with military aggression the next day, violating Indian airspace and detaining its pilot, who was returned to India two days later.

(With AP inputs)

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