The Hush Post / 11:15 am/ 1-min-read
Jammu and Kashmir has been reopened for tourists from Thursday, the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 in the state. More than two months ago, the government had asked tourists and pilgrims to leave the state before it made the big announcement of ending the special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu & Kashmir Governor asked the government to lift the travel advisory, which refers to travel restrictions for tourists interested in visiting the state.
Thousands of tourists, pilgrims, workers and students from other states had to leave Jammu and Kashmir early August after authorities issued a security alert after the big announcement.
Over 20,000 to 25,000 visitors were present in the valley at the time the travel advisory was issued.
In August this year, prior to the announcement of Article 370 abrogation, telephone and internet services were suspended, curfew imposed, followed by massive security restrictions. Local and national-level political leaders were put under house arrest to avoid any kind of protests against the government decision.
Two months down the line, normalcy is being brought about. However, mobile and internet communications in the Kashmir Valley are largely still blocked.