Travel Restrictions Removed from Jammu and Kashmir

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Travel Restrictions Removed from Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian States of Jammu and Kashmir removed all travel restrictions on October, 10. The decision to withdraw the advisory was taken by the state governor after a situation-cum-security review meeting with the advisers and the chief secretary of J&K.

A security advisory was issued on August 2, 2019. The J&K administration asked Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and other tourists to leave Kashmir without delay due to an impending terror threat in the valley. The travel advisory was issued prior to the Government of India's announcement regarding the abolishment of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories on August 5.

Curently, the life in the state is back to normal. Higher secondary schools and other government educational institutions are allowed to open; public transport restarts operation. The state administration said they would add more travel counters at Tourist Reception Centre and establish 25 internet kiosks in every district of J&K to attract tourists back to the state.

Jammu and Kashmir is a Union Territory of India. Jammu is dubbed the winter capital of the state and is famous for its temples. Kashmir Valley is often called Heaven on Earth. It boasts stunning landscapes and some of the friendliest people in the country.

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