A National Crime Record Bureau report reveals that no case of crime against foreigners emerged in J&K during 2016, 2017 and 2018. “There was no case of violence, sexual assault, rape, forgery, theft and cheating reported from Jammu and Kashmir against the foreigners who visited the region in these years,” it says.
The tourism data shows that most of the foreigners, who visited J&K, had stayed only in the Kashmir division. However, the report reveals that on the contrary, there have been 13 cases registered against foreigners who have committed crimes in J&K in two years.
Tourism officials say the NCRB report should serve as an eye-opener to foreign countries which have barred their citizens from visiting Kashmir. “Tourism department has a very limited role in getting the advisories lifted as we can only request the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the issue with the foreign countries,” he said.