Jammu & Kashmir: The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, announced that the government will lift the ban on tourists in Kashmir, which came into force just before article 370 was scrapped. The Governor’s order to lift the ban will come into effect from 10 October.
The decision to welcome tourists into the valley comes after a meeting was held to check the security situation in the state. The meeting was chaired by the Governor and attended by the Principal Secretaries of Planning and Housing & Urban Development Department.
It was on 2 August that the Jammu and Kashmir administration abruptly called of the Amarnath Yathra by citing terror threat. In the next few days, the Central government abrogated article 370 and also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
With the lifting of the ban on tourists the state is showing signs of peace and harmony. The entry of tourists could boost the prospects of the state and will also give a picture of peace and harmony to the outside world.
With Indian government in complete control of the state’s development, Jammu and Kashmir could join the mainstream development of India.