Mumbai, February 16: A group of protestors disrupted services and blocked the railway tracks at Nalasopara on Saturday morning protesting against the Pulwama terror attack. As per reports, services are still disrupted on the Western line railway network of Mumbai locals beyond Vasai station. 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in the attack on CRPF convoy after an explosives-laden SUV rammed into a vehicle part of the convoy moving from Jammu to Srinagar. The attack took place in Lethpora area of Pulwama district around 3.30 pm on Thursday. Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack and named suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar behind the attack. All Party Meeting in Parliament 'Strongly Condemns' Terror Act in Pulwama, Pays Tribute to 40 Martyred CRPF Jawans.
Reports say that the protestors also included office goers. The track was blocked around 8 am. Government Railway Police (GRP) and the RPF had to interrupt to move the protestors from the track. List of Jawans Martyred in Pulwama Attack: Names and Photos of 40 CRPF Bravehearts Martyred in JeM Terror Strike in J&K.
Read the Western Railway Message in the Tweet Below:
Several protesters have blocked the tracks at Nallasopara due to which train movement has been affected at Nallasopara & beyond. GRP, RPF are making efforts to convince the people & evacuate the tracks & normalize the train movement. @drmbct
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) February 16, 2019
See the Pictures in the Tweet Below:
Maharashtra: Protesters stage demonstration on the railway tracks at Nallasopara railway station in protest against #PulwamaAttack. Train movement affected at Nallasopara and beyond. pic.twitter.com/BzFLDzyi6z
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
After the protests at Nalasopara station, services between Virar and Nalasopara have been put on hold and suspended. After NDTV News, Zydus Cadila Pharma and Macleods Firm Suspend Employees For Anti-National Posts on Social Media After Pulwama Terror Attack by JeM.
Services on Churchgate-Vasai Road are running normally and as per schedule, said reports. Buses and auto rickshaw services were also stopped from going on the streets in the morning, said reports. Shiv Sena has called for bandh in Vasai-Virar region.