Headlines October 11, 2019
Jammu & Kashmir now open to tourists
It has been over two months since the central government scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in a historic move. Even though there were many restrictions, the state administration announced that incidents of violence were less. On 10 October, the valley state, known as one of the most popular tourist destinations across the world, was open to tourists. But the government has also issued a travel advisory and asked tourists to be on the vigil.
From 10 October 2019, tourists are invited to visit Jammu & Kashmir. The ban on tourists visiting J&K will be lifted on that day. Situation is stable. This weekend in Kashmir-Major Gaurav Arya, Former defence personal.
Governor Satya Palik has lifted all the travel restrictions across J&K. In August, all the tourists were asked to leave the state fearing a terrorist attack. In a couple of days, central government scrapped Article 370. In what was a peak tourist time, there were over 20,000 tourists from across the world at J&K during that time.
Schools and colleges in J&K were open a few weeks ago, but still there are hardly any students attending classes. “Kashmir to open for tourists from tomorrow!! Those beating their chest over a BLACKOUT & Humanitarian Crisis in valley can go & See for themselves. After 2 months ban, Jammu and Kashmir to open for tourists from October 10”, tweeted BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje.
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