Terror threat in Valley: Jammu and Kashmir government asks tourists and Amarnath Yatris to leave ASAP


Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the pilgrims and the tourists to leave the valley because of terrors threat. An advisory issued by the state’s home department, cited intelligence inputs about terror threats.

“Keeping in view the latest intelligence inputs of terror threats, with specific targeting of the Amarnath Yatra, and given the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir Valley, in the interest of safety and security of the tourists and Amarnath Yatris, it is advised that they may curtail their stay in the Valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible,” the Jammu and Kashmir government order said.

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This comes the day the Indian Army confirmed that specific inputs have been received apprehending a terror attack on Amarnath Yatra. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Chinar Corps Commander Lt General K J S Dhillon on Friday said, “A Pakistan Army landmine has also been recovered from one of the caches of terrorists. This clearly indicates that the Pakistan Army is involved in terrorism in Kashmir, this will not be tolerated.”

He asserted that Pakistan is trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir. “Type of IEDs we are examining and the IED expert terrorists we are capturing and eliminating point to the fact that Pakistan is trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir. We assure ‘awaam’ of Kashmir that no one will be allowed to disrupt peace,” K J S Dhillon added.