UK, Germany, Australia warns against travel to Kashmir

UK, Germany, Australia warns against travel to Kashmir

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Delhi, 04 Aug, 2019: The UK government has asked its citizens to be cautioned while travelling in Jammu and Kashmir. Germany, too, has issued a similar advisory which discouraging travel to Kashmir".

Australia also had issued a travel advisory on Saturday to their citizens against travelling to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). According to the reports, the British High Commission in New Delhi is also monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The UK travel advisory to its citizens read: "Foreigners remain vulnerable in rural districts and outside the main population centres and tourist areas. There is a risk of unpredictable violence, including bombings, grenade attacks, shootings and kidnappings."

The new advisories by foreign nations came close on the heels of the Jammu and Kashmir administration issued a security alert in the Valley, citing intelligence inputs on terror attacks, specifically on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.

The J&K government on Friday asked the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and the tourists to curtail their stay in Kashmir and leave the Valley as soon as possible. The government's security advisory was issued hours after the Indian Army said that Pakistan terrorists were plotting to carry out an attack on the pilgrimage. (UNI)