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India to lift travel advisory on occupied Kashmir as residents continue to live under lockdown – World

India will raise a travel notice on occupied Kashmir on Thursday, Indian media said, citing authorities, two months after the government launched a security offensive before stripping the region of its semi-autonomous status on August 5.

Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Indian workers fled the Muslim majority region in early August after the authorities issued a security alert.

Read: India's warning to tourists causes tensions in occupied Kashmir

Telephone and internet services were suspended and public movements restricted to avoid protests hours before India announced that it had revoked the special status of the region.

Mobile and Internet services are still largely blocked in the Kashmir valley.

The travel notice issued on August 2 will be lifted from Thursday, the Indian government said in a statement on Monday.

"The governor [Satya Pal Malik] He ordered that the notice of the Department of the Interior asking tourists to leave the Valley be lifted immediately. This will be done with effect from October 10, "said an official spokesman as told by India today.

Read: 60 days later, occupied Kashmir remains under siege

Kashmir is promoted as a "paradise on earth" and is known for its mountains, glaciers and Dal Lake, a favorite destination centuries ago for Mughal emperors escaping the summer heat in the plains of India.

However, Britain and other countries still have warnings to discourage their citizens from traveling to the busy Jammu and Kashmir, where a grenade attack wounded 10 people over the weekend.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1509700/india-to-lift-travel-advisory-on-occupied-kashmir-as-residents-continue-to-live-under-lockdown

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