Congress activists block Lahore-bound bus


CHANDIGARH 

Youth Congress members stop the Lahore-Delhi bus
in Amritsar in protest against the recent killing of
five jawans

In protest against killing of five jawans by Pakistani troops

Youth Congress activists blocked the Delhi-Lahore ‘Sada-e-Sarhad’ bus on the outskirts of Chheherta town, near Amritsar city, on Friday, August 9 in protest against the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.

Though no violence was reported, about four dozen protesters blocked the bus by squatting on the road. The activists, led by Youth Congress Punjab unit president Vikram Chaudhary, waved black flags and raised slogans against Pakistan. The security personnel escorting the bus that had 14 passengers, including seven Pakistani nationals, did not allow the protesters to come close to the vehicle.

The police arrived and used some force to clear the road. The protesters were taken into custody after which the bus resumed its journey towards the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost.

Full report here Hindu

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