For third straight yr, zero crime recorded towards foreigners in Kashmir

Beulah R. Hayes

Srinagar: When horrific rapes are turning into endemic to tourist destinations, Kashmir proceeds to be the safest spot for foreigners.

Details compiled by the Nation Criminal offense Record Bureau (NCRB) reveals that only one case of criminal offense against foreigners was recorded in 2019 though no this sort of situations emerged in the union territory for 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Himachal Pradesh, where by the vacationer hurry has been expanding because of to uncertainty in Kashmir, recorded 18 these conditions in the past three many years.   In 2019 six cases of criminal offense against foreigners have been recorded by NCRB in the neighboring condition.

In India, 409 scenarios of criminal offense from foreigners have been recorded by the NCRB. Maharashtra tops the record with 48 cases of criminal offense from foreigners adopted by Karnataka with 46 such incidents.

 Kashmir witnessed a lockdown of far more than a calendar year right after the abrogation of write-up 370 and the unfold of COVID-19 in 2020.

In advance of the abrogation of write-up 370, the then governor administration claimed that Amarnath pilgrims had been facing militant threats.

 All the non-locals which include foreign holidaymakers were evacuated, which dented the tourism marketplace. With a final result, the tourist marketplace experienced Rs 1100 crore loss.

Amid lockdown, no circumstances of violence have been recorded from the counted holidaymakers who visited after the abrogation of article 370.

 However, during the exact same time period as several as nine conditions of criminal offense by foreigners have been recorded in Jammu and Kashmir by the NCRB.

In 2018 and 2017, the NCRB had recorded 10 and 3 situations of criminal offense by foreigners respectively in Jammu and Kashmir.

 Out of the 9 situations recorded very last yr, the NCRB details mentioned that 8 were registered under the Foreigner Act, 1946 & Registration of Foreigners Act.

Irrespective of getting 1 of the most secure areas for foreigners, lots of nations have issued a travel advisory for its nationals in opposition to traveling to Kashmir.

Final year the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia issued travel advisories to its citizens in excess of uncertainty in Kashmir.

Vacation brokers, who have experienced no business enterprise for about a yr now, blamed the media for presenting Kashmir in a very poor light.

 “We have zero percent criminal offense charge from foreigners. We acquire good treatment of our company It is basically the nationwide media which performs a spoilsport and provides Kashmir in a incredibly adverse way,” reported president Journey Brokers Affiliation of Kashmir (TAAK) Farooq Ahmad Kuthoo.

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