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Thousands flee Kashmir: BBC report
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Thousands flee Kashmir: BBC report

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As a shocking revelation of the Kashmir situation, a BBC report said that thousands of people, including tourists and Hindu pilgrims, are currently on running away from Kashmir.

Around 20,000 Hindu pilgrims and Indian tourists, as well as more than 200,000 labourers, were in the process of leaving the region, a local government official told Reuters news agency, says a BBC report.

Indian authorities warned of a "terror threat" against Hindu pilgrims heading to the Amarnath shrine. In an advisor, Kashmir authorities said that the militants backed by Pakistan were planning an attack on the annual pilgrimage.

Kashmir's government has advised them to leave the area "immediately", causing panic as visitors scramble to organise transport, says BBC report.