Yatra restrictions put leisure, adventure tourists to inconvenience: TAAK
Appeals for LG's intervention
Post by on Sunday, July 3, 2022
Srinagar, July 02: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has taken strong note of the harassment and problems being faced by the locals, leisure, adventure and tourists because of the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra.
In a statement, TAAK President Farooq A Kuthoo said many tourists have got stuck on highways due to such restrictions on the movement of non-yatri tourists.
"Not only has such restrictions put the general tourists to a lot of inconveniences but the travel agents outside JK have stopped promoting Kashmir till mid-August bringing down the tourist influx abruptly," said Khuthoo.
Khuthoo said preferential treatment for Amarnath Yatra is affecting Kashmir tourism badly.
"Kashmiris have welcomed yatris and other tourists alike for ages and no problem was faced by them. This year, the security arrangements have only compounded the problems and caused immense loss to leisure, adventure and other tourism segments," said TAAK President.
TAAK has appealed to the LG Manoj Sinha to look into it so that non-yatri tourists don't suffer.