by: Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar: Following the government order asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims in the valley to curtail their stay and leave the valley on an immediate basis, thousands of tourists and students scrambled to get places on planes and buses leaving the valley today.

A huge rush was witnessed at various Taxi, bus stands and international Airport in Srinagar as well. Tourists flooded the airport this morning while many of them are complaining of not getting the tickets.

The order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir state government said that tourists should leave the valley immediately because of new intelligence inputs regarding an attack on the Amarnath pilgrims.


Following a Govt order asking Tourists, Amarnath pilgrims to vacate from the valley, locals stand in a queue at a petrol station in Srinagar to escape from the fuel crisis, on August 3, 2019.
 A group of tourists walking towards a taxi stand as they prepare to leave Srinagar on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 
Amarnath Pilgrims sitting inside a government bus as they prepare to leave the valley on Saturday, August 3, 2019, following a Govt order to curtail their stay in Kashmir.
A group of non-locals walking towards a taxi stand in Srinagar, Saturday, on August 3, 2019, as they were advised by the authorities to leave Kashmir because of “terror threats”.
Tourists from European country Belgium look on as they sit inside a car to leave Kashmir in Srinagar on August 3, 2019.
A driver while arranging luggage of tourists as they leave Kashmir in Srinagar on August 3, 2019. Authorities on August 2, told tourists to leave Kashmir because of “terror threat.”
A huge rush of people at the petrol station in Srinagar on August 3, 2019. 


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