The Jammu and Kashmir government in all probability would ask tourists to avoid going to what it calls volatile areas on days when there is a possibility of the outbreak of protest demonstrations.
The government, as per a source, is working on issuing an advisory for tourists in the coming days to ensure the safety of tourists. This comes after the death of R. Thirumani Selvan, the Chennai-based tourist who was grievously injured in a stone pelting incident in Narbal Budgam on Monday. He died later in a hospital in Srinagar.
Vice chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation Muhammad Rafi Mir confirmed the issuance of the advisory for tourists regarding routes to be taken by tourists was on the anvil.
“Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed Tourism Department for chalking out strategy to prevent such incidents in future,” he said.
“Now that it has happened we hope it will be the last incident. Government will soon issue an advisory, which will guide tourists and help them plan their visits during uncertainty,” said Mir who is also the chief spokesperson of the ruling People’s Democratic Party.