39 passengers bound for Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, are stranded in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district of north Kashmir since early morning today due to an "anti-militancy operation" launched by the army.
Sources said that 39 passengers – 16 fresh and 23 returnees – were stuck in their bus as the authorities were not allowing them to cross over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC).
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Nasir Ahmad Naqash said that the bus was stopped from moving ahead due to "security reasons".
"We have received inputs that the army was mulling to start an anti-militancy operation in the area. The bus has been stopped as a precautionary measure," he said.
However, local administration in Uri was not communicated about the operation, sources said.
"We have not received any information from the administration regarding the operation. Had there been any communication, we would have passed it on to the travelers to prevent this huge inconvenience they have been put to," they rued.