India-Pakistan bus service temporarily halted

May 25th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Ludhiana, May 25 (ANI): The India-Pakistan bus service ‘Sada-e-Sarhad’ has been temporarily halted by the Punjab authorities from Monday (May 25).

The large-scale violence between followers of Dera Sach Khand and conservative Sikhs in the state over the attack on a Sikh shrine in the Austrian capital Vienna forced the authorities to stop the service on security reasons.

Thousands protested in Punjab on Monday, torching a train, vehicles and shops.

“The most important thing is peace. We have been able to have a peaceful atmosphere in Punjab after great difficulties. Every citizen is responsible for maintaining peace in Punjab. There are some mischievous elements who are creating trouble in Punjab. This is not in the interest of Punjab,” said Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab.

Authorities imposed curfew in Ludhiana and other parts of the state, while the army was put on standby after members mainly of the Dalit community protested against the attack in Vienna. (ANI)

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