Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

0Shares

SRINAGAR — Tourists and Amarnath pilgrims left Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats.

An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force flights were pressed into service “as per requirement”.

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department sent buses on Friday, immediately after the advisory was issued, to different tourist destinations to bring the tourists back to Srinagar, director, Tourism Kashmir, Nissar Wani, said here. He said about 20,000-22,000 tourists were in Kashmir on Friday.

“While most of them have reached Srinagar or have left the Valley, some of them are still staying. Few tourists had gone trekking in Pahalgam area and have not yet returned to their bases. Once they return, we will tell them to leave,” Wani told PTI on Saturday.

Photos: Abid Bhat

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley- photo: Abid Bhat

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley- photo: Abid Bhat

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley- photo: Abid Bhat

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley- photo: Abid Bhat

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley- photo: Abid Bhat


Observer News Service

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS