Intelligence reports warned JeM chief Masood Azhar’s elder brother Ibrahim Azhar had plans of infiltrating into the Kashmir Valley to supervise major attacks.
Despite assurance from Malik, fear drives people in the Kashmir Valley to stockpile essentials, medicines and fuel; former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wants Centre to clear the air.
CPM national general secretary Sitaram Yechuri has demanded an explanation from the Union government for abruptly cancelling the Amarnath Yatra.
According to Airports Authority of India, 6,216 passengers reported at Srinagar International Airport on August 3 to travel out of the Kashmir Valley.
UK issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, after Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims to leave in view of the security.
The C-17s are already operating to rush in paramilitary troops from different parts of the country for precautionary deployment in the valley.
For a one-way direct flight from Srinagar to Delhi, even low-cost airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia are charging between Rs 10,000 to Rs 22,000, according to travel portals.
Choudhary had tweeted around midnight that in wake of unstoppable rumours, heads of all institutions were advised in the day to remain careful.
It was also mentioned that the security forces were going to tackle these threats head-on and will not allow them to succeed.
The annual Amarnath Yatra has already been suspended due to security reasons.
The PDP chief said all Kashmir-based parties are united and they would make every effort to safeguard the state's special status and unique identity.
The DGCA advisory came hours after the Indian Army, citing intelligence inputs, said Pakistan-based terrorists were planning to target the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Why was Parliament not taken into confidence: Left parties on security advisory for Amarnath pilgrims
The Jammu and Kashmir government asked the Amarnath pilgrims and tourists on Friday to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible.
Grocery stores, ration depots and fuel stations in Srinagar are witnessing an unusual rush of people since the Centre has fortified security in the state.
The Principal Secretary (Home) issued a security advisory, saying pilgrims and tourists 'may curtail their stay' and 'return as soon as possible'.