EFFECT OF MILITANCY ON SKIING IN GULMARG, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA

Khan Muneer Aslam, Jahanjeer Mohd Dar

Abstract


Kashmir is known as paradise on Earth. The valley of Kashmir well-known for its beauty and celebrity is a theme well worthy of a poet. Nowhere in Asia, nor even in the remaining quarters of the globe, can the parallel be found of such an earthly paradise, a paradise in itself but made doubly beautiful by its surroundings. Sports and Tourism constitutes one of the main sources of income for vast sections of Kashmiri population the sports sector received a serious jolt with the outbreak and spread of militancy from 1989 onwards. Sports industry of Kashmir valley suffered tremendously due to violent militant activities. Once militancy gained momentum, the sports to the valley declined substantially. In this study only period of 10 years (2006-2015) were considered. It was shown in the study that due to disturbance in Kashmir in year 2008, 2009 and 2010 the participants shows decline in number almost 15.27% and in the year 2014 and 2015 when there was decline in the militancy there was gradual increase in the participants almost 26.6 % in the Kashmir valley.


Keywords


militancy, ski, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.1965

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