Communal Harmony on Display in J&K, Kashmiris Offer Help to Amarnath Yatris Amid Terror Threats
File image of Amarnath Yatra (Photo Credits: IANS)

Srinagar, August 3: As Amarnath Yatris are struggling to return to their respective states from the Kashmir valley, Kashmiris have come forward offering accommodation, food and travel assistance to the pilgrims. Kashmiris took to social media and posted their contact details so that pilgrims in need approach them. Kashmir Turmoil: What Article 370 And Article 35A Say About J&K And Its Accession to India.

Panic gripped Amarnath Yatris after the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday issued an advisory asking pilgrims and tourists to leave the Valley "immediately" amid reports of a terror threat. Hundreds of pilgrims and tourists flocked to the Srinagar airport on Saturday morning seeking tickets for their return.

Here Some of the Tweets of Kashmiris Offering Help:

Meanwhile, the state administration requested the Indian Air Force to airlift the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims out of the Kashmir valley to places such as Jammu, Pathankot or Delhi from where they can go back home. On Saturday, National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah met Governor Satya Pal Malik at his residence and discussed the prevailing situation in the valley.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti also took a dig at Prime Narendra Modi for issuing the advisory for Amarnath Yatris. Countries like the United Kingdom and Germany also issued travel advisory for their citizens saying  that they should avoid travelling to the Kashmir Valley.