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Ayodhya bound train attacked in Maharashtra, passengers safe but traumatized

  • Ayodhya-bound special train attacked near Nandurbar, Maharashtra
  • Stones hurled at coaches during a signal-related slowdown
  • Passengers unharmed but left shaken by the incident

12 Feb 2024

A special train transporting devotees to Ayodhya for a pilgrimage to Ram Lalla's temple was targeted in an attack near Nandurbar, Maharashtra. The incident occurred late Sunday night when the train slowed down due to a signal issue, and stones were hurled at coaches H7, H10, and H15. Despite causing panic among passengers, there were no reported injuries.

The Astha special train, which departed from Surat railway station under the supervision of Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh, encountered the attack while en route to Ayodhya. Passengers, including Ajay Sharma, a devotee and Surat coordinator of Surat Bajrang Dal, described the unsettling experience he said "We were sitting peacefully when suddenly there was a loud noise of stones hitting the train at about 10:45 pm. It was dark, so we couldn't see who was throwing them. The incident happened near Nandurbar when the train slowed down due to a signal issue. Stones, likely picked from near the tracks, were hurled at coaches H7, H10, and H15."



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