Govt Issues Alert- Asks Tourists, Yatris to Leave Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday issued a security advisory for Amarnath Yatris and tourists asking them to curtail their stay in the Kashmir Valley and leave as early as possible.

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A scene of busy Dal Boulevard in Srinagar- File photo

A scene of busy Dal Boulevard in Srinagar- File photo

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Government Friday issued a security advisory for Amarnath Yatris and tourists asking them to curtail their stay in the Kashmir Valley and leave as early as possible.

Citing the latest intelligence inputs of the terror threats in the Kashmir Valley, the security advisory issued by the J&K administration stated that the Amarnath pilgrims and the tourists “may curtail their stay in the Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible”.

The security advisory to the Amarnath pilgrims and the tourists in the Kashmir Valley read: “Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targeting of the Amarth Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in the interest of safety and security of the tourists and Amarnath Yatris, it is advised that they may curtail their stay in the Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible.”

The latest order came a day after reinforcement of 28,000 more paramilitary troops were rushed to Kashmir. This is in addition to the 10,000 troops which were deployed here last week.

The new developments have sparked panic in Kashmir with rumours of an impending curfew making rounds on social media.


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