Pakistan, 27 Sept: Amid tensions between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Railways authorities on Monday stopped four Indian women passengers from travelling the Delhi-bound Samjhauta Express in Lahore allegedly for “incomplete” travel documents.
Meanwhile, furious women protested at the Wagah railway station against Pakistan Railways authorities for not allowing them to board the train.
However, a railway official assured that the women could travel to India next on Thursday after completing their travel documents.
Samjhauta Express with over 100 Pakistani and 84 Indian citizens aboard left for New Delhi amid high security. The authorities were “extra cautious” about the security on Monday in the view of the ongoing tension between Pakistan and India.
Passenger coaches were thoroughly searched and around 25 commandos were among security officials were pressed at the Wagah railway station. On Sunday, India had conveyed to Pakistan that the train was expected to be delayed due to “internal matter” pertaining to labour. The train left Lahore on Monday for India as per schedule.
The Samjhauta Express runs between New Delhi and Lahore twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
Samjhauta Express was started in the year 1976 between India and Pakistan.
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