Srinagar, Jun 29: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that despite stringent security measures including “shutting down of shops en route the Yatra”, it’s Kashmiris who provide a real sense of security to the pilgrims.
“This year’s Yatra has resumed after 2 years & Im sure that Kashmiris will welcome them wholeheartedly as always,” she said in a tweet, adding, “Despite stringent security measures including shutting down of shops en route the Yatra,its we Kashmiris who provide a real sense of security to the yatris.”
Meanwhile Police said that no shops except a dozen or more mechanical and scrap shops inside yatra camp campus are closed in Panthachowk area of Srinagar.
“Clarification: There is story going in certain groups that shops are closed in Panthachowk, it is clarified that all shops are completely open in whole of Srinagar district including in Panthachowk, except about a dozen or more mechanical/scrap shops inside yatra camp campus,” a police spokesperson said in a statement issued here.
“These shops owners were asked to get verification done and operate the shops, but instead of doing this they opted to protest under influence of some vested interests,” the police said, adding, “Media houses are kindly requested to get confirmation from Administration before doing sweeping stories on such sensitive matters during yatra period which can be used by subversive elements to peddle fake narratives: SSP Srinagar”.