Delhi-Lahore bus briefly stopped by Hindu hardliners

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The Delhi-Lahore bus service was on Friday stopped by activists of a little-known outfit in protest against the dual terror attack in the Indian-held Kashmir, in which 10 persons, including an army officer, were killed.

The Indian bus, Sada-e-Sarhad, was stopped at the Sugar Mill Chowk located on the Delhi-Amritsar National Highway by activists of Shiv Sena (Hindustan), police said.

The police escort accompanying the bus kept the protestors at a distance from the bus to ensure safety of the Lahore-bound passengers, they said.

The security personnel accompanying the bus as its pilot and escort, joined by City SHO Inspector Ravinder Singh and local police officers, cordoned off the frightened bus passengers who were not harmed by the protesters.

The protesters, who let the bus pass after a short period, continued disrupting traffic for some time even after the bus had left, they said.

They demanded snapping of ties with Pakistan, including discontinuation of rail and road services.

They also demanded calling off proposed dialogue of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the US.