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Kashmir opens for tourists

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Jammu and Kashmir opened for tourists from Thursday two months after an advisory was issued asking tourists to leave the Valley due to “terror threat”. Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir opened for tourists from Thursday two months after an advisory was issued asking tourists to leave the Valley due to "terror threat". Srinagar

The decision to lift the curb was announced by the Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday following a "situation-cum-security review" meeting with the advisers and the chief secretary.

The Centre had, on August 2, cancelled the Amarnath Yatra and advised pilgrims and tourists to cut short their stay in the Valley "immediately" in view of the "intelligence inputs of terror threats", days before the revocation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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