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In pictures: Tourists pay heed to Home directive, locals turn a deaf ear to Govt’s clarifications

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People on Saturday continued to queue up outside petrol pumps, brushing off government’s clarification and request not to interpret Friday’s order, asking Amarnath yatris and tourists to leave Kashmir, in any manner that there is any threat to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and that there was no need to stock petrol or essentials. At the same time, tourists left the Valley interpreting the government order, issued by the state’s Home department, in its purport. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

People wait for their turn at a petrol pump in Srinagar on Saturday

There was no let in in queues at petrol pumps despite government’s request to the people not to panic and that there was no need to stock up petrol or essentials

Tourists leave Kashmir Valley in consonance with the state government’s directive, asking them and Yatris to leave as soon as possible

A day after the authorities at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus in Srinagar ordered the suspension of classes till further orders, the non-local students started vacating the premises on Saturday morning.

Students of NIT leave for their home after the authorities at the campus ordered the suspension of classes till further orders.



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