Samjhauta Express train returns to Lahore after entry refusal by India

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LAHORE: Continuing the policy of hostility towards Pakistan, Indian authorities on Thursday refused entry to Pakistani passengers traveling to India who had to return to Lahore after exhausting wait at Wagah border.

The anti-Pakistan incidents are on the rise in India these days. Only yesterday, undisputed Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai was stopped following threats by Indian extremist outfit Shiv Sena.

There are speculations in the media circles that India may have only used the security concern as an excuse to bar Pakistani citizens who were traveling to India in an international train and carrying visas.

According to details, the Indian authorities asked Pakistan Railways to offload passengers and not to send the train as they cannot guarantee security after protests staged by farmers in Indian Punjab.

They said the protestors could turn into a violent mob and even set the train to fire.

Samjhauta Express is an international train that travels between India and Pakistan twice a week.

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