J&K witnesses record tourist footfall 1n 2022: DP Pandey
Say stone pelting, protests recede
HT NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, March 5: The Chinar Corps unit of the Indian Army Saturday informed that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a record footfall of tourists this year, adding there has been a significant drop in incidents of stone-pelting, protests or bandh’s in the UT.
Haling the progress of development in the Union Territory, Chinar Corps’ Lieutenant General DP Pandey said today, “A record number of tourists visited Jammu and Kashmir last year. There has been a reduction in stone-pelting, protests or bandh’s. Militant recruitment has come down. Youth have realized that they make them fools by providing guns to them.”
Pandey last year had said that infiltration attempts from the other side of the border into Jammu and Kashmir have gone down this year, adding militant groups are trying to recruit young children aged 15-16 years.
“The infiltration attempts are not serious as of now. The numbers have gone down this year. We are vigilant and totally prepared to ensure that no one can sneak in,” said Pandey.