Tourists helped by a Kashmiri boy on the day of Eid in Kashmir SRINAGAR:
When millions of Muslims including whole valley were celebrating Eid-Ul-Fiter, a Social Activist from Central Ganderbal Kashmir left the home early in the morning to help the tourists Rajeev Kumar from Vijaypur Jummu and Chanchal Nagvanshi from Punjab. Tourists told that they were very much terrified to visit Kashmir Valley due to rumours floating on Social networking sites about the Worst Situation of Kashmir. We were reminded to visit any of the state in India except Kashmir Valley due to prevailing worst cycle of violence and also reminded that People of the Kashmir are ruthlessly beating the outsider Tourists in the Valley. “Before I could change the visit of venue I called on phone to the Social Activist Syed Karar Hashmi about the current situation of the state and behaviour of the locals with the tourists” Rajeev Kumar told while talking to media.
Rajeev adds – “He compelled me to come and witness the reality. I was highly impressed with the hospitality of the Kashmiris here and come to know that social networking sites are spreading strong propaganda against Kashmir with an aim to set back tourism industry” .
They further added – “We visited Hazratbal NIIT, Nishat, Shalimar, Shankaracharya, Chesmashahi and other tourist places with great ease and felt that we are really in Paradise. The propaganda and a war like situation in Kashmir portrayed by the media and other social networking sites needs to be checked out and should be dealt with law of the land. We all are thankful to the Social Activist Syed Karar Hashmi who left the home on this auspicious day and helped us in this special juncture on humanitarian basis.”