India-Pak bus & train services hit by Jat agitation for 2nd consecutive day

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New Delhi, Feb 23: The Dosti bus and Samjhauta Express train services between India and Pakistan remained suspended for the second suspended day in the wake of the Jat agitation in Haryana, a Daily Pakistan Global report said.

According to Pakistani officials, the operations that were suspended at the request of the Indian authorities are likely to resume on Thursday. On that day, the Samjhauta Express is scheduled to leave for India with 200 passengers, Pakistan Railways sources said, the report added.

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The Dosti bus was scheduled to leave Lahore on Monday morning but would resume now only after India gives its clearance.

The Dosti Bus was scheduled to leave Lahore on Monday 7am, but now resumption of its service is subjected to clearance from India.

On Monday, the two countries extended visas of the stranded citizens by another week so that they can return to their respective countries after the train and bus services are restored.

New Delhi decided to stop the bus and train services after Jat agitation broke out in the northern state demanding OBC reservation for the dominant community. Nineteen people have died in the violence so far.

The army was deployed in the state after the weeklong protest turned violent with the agitators carrying out destruction on a massive scale.

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