After the Pulwama suicide bombing, many India bound travelers have asked me it
My answer to them is a straight NO!
The Kashmir valley is one of the most dangerous areas to visit in this part of the world. If you are an American or are from Europe, you might be kidnapped by the terrorists there.
I am not kidding.
Islamic terrorists have kidnapped foreign travelers twice in the last 30 years, in the Kashmir valley.
Pulwama suicide bombing
A few days back, 44 policemen were killed by a suicide bomber near Pulwama on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
A Kashmiri Muslim, Adil Dar, rammed his car laden with explosives into a bus carrying some policemen who were going to join their duty.
Upon the collision, the bus exploded into a ball of fire and quickly turned into a heap of mangled metal. The unsuspecting cops, some of whom were singing and enjoying the trip, were blown into pieces. Their legs, arms, heads and other body parts spread all over the place; it was a terrible sight.
When I first read about this Pulwama suicide bombing, my first reaction was that of anger. What was the fault of those unsuspecting policemen, I asked myself.
How on earth can one man kill his fellow humans just because they follow another religion?
Hatred all around
After the Pulwama terror attack, many Indians started pouring hatred toward the Kashmiri Muslims. After all, the Islamic terrorists in the valley get their support from the Kashmiris there.
Whenever the Army and the police conduct operations against the terrorists, the local public protects the latter by pelting stones on the forces.
These terrorists attack even the Hindu pilgrims during the Amarnath yatra.
You could see ordinary Indians in all parts of the country asking for a boycott of Kashmiris.
Many travel agents cancelled their Kashmir tour packages and urged their foreign clients to drop the valley from their itineraries.
Some Indians even declared not to buy any Kashmiri products like apples, carpets etc in the near future.
Though an extreme measure, I fully support the boycott of the Kashmiri Muslims. Their main source of livelihood is tourism and it is time they
Kashmir is anyways insulated from the rest of India by an Act that discourages the development of that area.
It is sad to say but foreign travelers should avoid going to Srinagar and other parts of the valley for the next few years.
However, Jammu and Ladakh regions are safer to travel as there is no terrorism there.
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