Re-opened for Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir tourists on Thursday after more than two months. Six days after the cancellation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the restriction was lifted for tourists. Governor Satyapal Singh said the government had lifted the ban on tourists at an administrative meeting on Monday.
An order issued on October 1 states that those who are planning to travel to Jammu and Kashmir will be given necessary assistance and incidental assistance. Tourists were asked to evacuate the valley in early August, before deciding to cancel the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. At that time, a possible terrorist attack was announced.
The Amarnath Yatra was postponed this year. At that time, Kashmir is considered the best time for tourism. Then 20 to 25 thousand tourists, pilgrims, workers, and students left the state. The Center then repealed Article 5 of the Constitution. Telephone and Internet services were canceled in the valley. More than four hundred political leaders were arrested. Due to this situation, Jammu and Kashmir have been tourist free for more than two months. Traders in the valley suddenly became alarmed by the sudden ban on tourists.
Earlier in the first seven months of the year, more than five lakh tourists came to the valley. Amarnath Yatra came to a halt before the arrival of 100,000 pilgrims.