Non-Kashmiris are again in the line of danger in the state, suffering from terrorism for long. Mass exodus of non-Kashmiris from the state recently points to the risk to their lives.
Non-Kashmiris are not safe in Jammu and Kashmir, thanks to the militant threats and warnings for them to leave the land for safety. And the situation worsened after two non-Kashmiris were involved in rape and murder of a young Kashmiri girl, sending a wrong message to the Kashmiris that outsiders come to humiliate them.
Now, it seems people especially laborers and daily wage workers are running for their life to safer places outside the trouble-torn state, which though has been peaceful for some time now.
Terrorist organizations have for long issued threats to people of different states. Who can forget the mass exodus and plunder of Kashmiri pandits, who were made to desert their homes and hearths in Kashmir for secure places outside the state. More so, the bomb and grenade attacks on caravans of pilgrims to holy places in the state are a grim reminder of the threats that outsiders receive when they enter the state.
Such a mass exodus of outsiders from the state can send a negative message for tourism and also negate the efforts of the administration and Indian army who have been performing a wonderful job by protecting the state amidst insecurity because of terrorist activities.
The state administration should try to make Kashmir a better place for all especially outsiders both from any part of India and abroad, to promote tourism in the state that once flourished mostly because of buzzing frozen Dal Lake and ensure that the state is a safe, secure place for all to live in.
Via: Deccan Chronicle