June 30, 2009

Separatists in Kashmir Destroying Holiday Season

Thousands of households in Kashmir depend on the summer tourism trade for earning their livelihoods. This year there has been a prolonged and extremely severe heat wave in the plains. All this would have translated into a very lucrative tourist season for the Kashmiri people.

But separatists in Kashmir are calling strikes and bandhs very frequently. This acts as a deterrent for those planning to visit the Kashmir valley.Many holiday makers in Jalandhar have changed their destinations to those in Himachal Predesh or Uttarakhand.

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