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After Samjhauta Express, Pakistan now suspends Thar Express

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 09 Aug 2019

Islamabad, Aug 9: Days after Indian government took major steps in connection with Kashmir, Pakistan on Friday suspended Thar Express which connects the two neightbouring nations.

Earlier, it has suspnded the Samjhauta Express’ service between Lahore and Delhi.

 

“We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well,” Pakistan’s railways minister Sheikh Rashid was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

 

“As long as I am railways minister, no train will operate between Pakistan and India.” Rashid added.

 

Pakistan on Thursday suspended the Samjhauta Express.

 

The bi-weekly train service has been operating since 1976.

 

Modi's Kashmir googly:

 

Indian Parliament in a bold decision passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 which bifurcated the terror-hit northern state into two Union Territories - J&K, a Union Territory with Legislative Assembly, and Ladakh, a UT without Legislative Assembly.

 

The Modi government  scrapped Article 35 A and Article 370 which were used to give Jammu and Kashmir a special status.

 

Article 35A of the Indian Constitution allowed the Jammu and Kashmir state's legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and also provided special rights and privileges to those permanent residents.

 

Article 370 allowed Jammu and Kashmir to have its own constitution, flag and right to handle its own laws except on matters that impact national security.
 




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