Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has directed that the Home Department’s advisory asking tourists to leave the valley be lifted immediately. This will be done with effect from Thursday, October 10.
Governor Malik held a situation cum security review meeting on Monday with the advisors and the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Sunday. The meeting was also attended by the Principal Secretaries of Planning and Housing & Urban Development Department
Malik was also briefed about the progress in apple procurement which has crossed 850 tonnes and worth Rs 3.25 crores. Some changes in the rates of apple are being made which will be announced shortly.
A travel ban was imposed and tourists in the state asked to leave after the government issued an advisory to the effect on August 2. Subsequently, further restrictions were imposed in the intervening night of August 4-5.
The government in the following week moved to revoke Section 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to the restive northern state.
In the following week, the Parliament then passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, paving the way for bifurcating the state into two Union Territories (UTs): Jammu & Kashmir with a Legislative Assembly and Ladakh without one.