Queues At ATMs, Fuel Pumps In Srinagar After J&K Security Threat: Updates

The order follows confirmed intelligence reports from the Indian Army that terrorists backed by Pakistan as well as its army were trying to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra.

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Queues At ATMs, Fuel Pumps In Srinagar After J&K Security Threat: Updates

Tourists and pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra have been asked to "immediately" cut short their stay (File)

New Delhi: 

Tourists and pilgrims on the Amarnath Yatra have been asked by the Jammu and Kashmir government to "immediately" cut short their stay in the Kashmir Valley and return. Pilgrims and tourists have never before been urged to leave Kashmir, which has seen a massive build-up of troops in the past week.

The order follows confirmed intelligence reports from the Indian Army that terrorists backed by Pakistan as well as its army were trying to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra.

The army said they had found a landmine with Pakistan ordnance factory markings and an M-24 American sniper rifle with telescopic sight.

A senior army official said the Amarnath Yatra route was being "sanitised for three days". "In the last three-four days, there were confirmed intelligence reports that terrorists backed by Pakistan and its army is trying to disrupt Amarnath Yatra and based on that a thorough search was conducted. We had major successes in these searches," said Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon.

The Army and police held a joint press conference against the backdrop of reports of an increased presence of troops in Jammu and Kashmir.

The announcement asking pilgrims and tourists to leave Jammu and Kashmir has led to people queuing up to buy essentials, with long lines reported at fuel stations, medical shops and ATMs.

Jammu and Kashmir's former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah both hit out over the handling of the security threat.

While National Conference leader Omar Abdullah claimed people staying in hotels in Gulmarg were being forced to leave hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government issued the advisory, Mehbooba Mufti said there was "complete chaos in the streets" of capital Srinagar.

Here are the Updates over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir:


Aug 02, 2019
23:34 (IST)
Read Here: As Pilgrims Are Advised To Leave Kashmir, Concerns About Security Threat
Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists have been asked by the Jammu and Kashmir government to "immediately" cut short their stay in the Kashmir Valley and go back, in an unprecedented advisory amid intelligence inputs of terror threats.
Aug 02, 2019
23:13 (IST)
Read Here: Be Ready To Operate Extra Flights From Srinagar, Airlines Advised: Report
With turmoil over the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, aviation regulator DGCA advised airlines on Friday to remain ready to operate additional flights from the Srinagar airport if the need arises, news agency PTI reported quoting a source.
Aug 02, 2019
21:49 (IST)
Air India, Vistara, Indigo airlines have all waived cancellation fee on flights to and from Jammu and Kashmir

Aug 02, 2019
21:44 (IST)
Mehbooba Mufti will meet National Conference's Farooq Abdullah

After addressing a press conference amid the security threat in Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti will meet Farooq Abdullah.
Aug 02, 2019
21:30 (IST)
"Where will people go from Jammu, from Kashmir, from Ladakh," said Mehbooba Mufti, over the security threat cited in Jammu and Kashmir

"Where will people go from Jammu, from Kashmir, from Ladakh," asked Mehbooba Mufti. "It seems like the centre thinks J&K is a "territorial issue". It is already your territory," she added.

A security threat cited by the Jammu and Kashmir government asked pilgrims and tourists to "immediately" return from the Amarnath Yatra and also to leave the Kashmir Valley.
Aug 02, 2019
21:26 (IST)
"An attempt to end the constitutional guarantees provided to Kashmir": Mehbooba Mufti

"It seems there is an attempt to end the constitutional guarantees provided to Kashmir," says Mehbooba Mufti.
Aug 02, 2019
21:21 (IST)

"In 1947, people of Kashmir shook hands with India thinking that there identity will be protected," says Mehbooba Mufti.
Aug 02, 2019
21:19 (IST)
"Goverment says nothing will happen, but on the other hand, they have made additional deployment," says Mehbooba Mufti

"Government says nothing will happen, but on the other hand, they have made additional deployment (of Indian army troops)," says Mehbooba Mufti, addressing a press conference.
Aug 02, 2019
21:17 (IST)
"Complete chaos on streets of Srinagar": Mehbooba Mufti tweets after security threat in Jammu and Kashmir

Aug 02, 2019
21:16 (IST)
"Easy to accuse us of spreading fear": Omar Abdullah tweets amid security threat in Jammu And Kashmir

Aug 02, 2019
21:10 (IST)
Mehbooba Mufti to hold a press conference soon

Mehbooba Mufti is going to hold a press conference after an advisory asks tourists, pilgrims to leave the Kashmir Valley, citing security threats.

PDP spokesperson Syed Suhail Bukhari tweeted saying Ms Mufti will soon address "an emergency press conference".
Aug 02, 2019
21:08 (IST)
Mehbooba Mufti tweets after advisory issued asking tourists, pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra to leave Kashmir Valley, citing security threats

Aug 02, 2019
21:06 (IST)
Read Here: Omar Abdullah Tweets On Kashmir Advisory: Why Is Gulmarg Being Emptied
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday claimed that the people staying in hotels in Gulmarg were being forced to leave, hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government issued an advisory to Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to "immediately" cut short their stay.
Aug 02, 2019
21:05 (IST)
Read Here: Pakistan Army Landmine, Sniper Rifle Found In Amarnath Yatra Route: Army
There are confirmed intelligence reports that terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army are trying to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra, the army said today, revealing that a landmine and a sniper rifle were found on the route of the pilgrimage.
Aug 02, 2019
21:05 (IST)
Read Here: Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims, Tourists Asked To Leave J&K Amid Security Threat
Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists have been asked by the Jammu and Kashmir government to "immediately" cut short their stay in the Kashmir Valley and go back, in an unprecedented advisory amid intelligence inputs of terror threats.
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