Weekend restrictions on day picnickers in Pahalgam continues

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Police on Friday said the weekend restrictions on day picnickers in Pahalgam will continue to remain in force.

It also asked people not to undertake the journey to the famous tourist destination “to avoid inconvenience”.

“It is reiterated that Weekend restrictions on day picnickers in Pahalgam will remain in force for tomorrow & day after. Kindly don’t undertake any journey towards Pahalgam to avoid inconvenience. By orders of DM Anantnag.” District Police Anantnag wrote on its official Twitter account.

The administration on 30 June 2021 imposed weekend restrictions in Pahalgam amid reports of Covid-19 guideline violation by tourists.

The order was issued following complaints that a large number of people visit the tourist spot on weekends which could lead to a surge in Covid-19 cases.

On 15 July 2021, the administration imposed a ban on local day picnickers to enter the tourist destination of Gulmarg on weekends.

The District Magistrate while issuing a set of orders had stated that only vaccinated persons or those having negative Covid certificate will be allowed to enter the world-famous ski resort.

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