Srinagar: A joint statement issued by the Hurriyat Conference leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik has asked tourists from across the world to visit Kashmir valley. The statement urges lovers of adventure tourism to visit the valley and enjoy the stones of various sizes thrown towards them.
“Tourism industry has taken a great hit ever since the terrorist son of headmaster Burhan Wani was killed by the security forces. Even though we have been throwing stones in streets across the valley, no tourist has shown the inclination to come and enjoy our hospitality. Now we have realized that our approach was wrong. We were just waiting for the tourists to come when we should be taking the initiative and informing the world about the excitement we offer in these parts”, the Hurriyat statement read.
“Adrenaline junkies roam around the world looking for adventure and excitement and that is the niche market we want to appeal to. Once you are here as a tourist, you will be living on the edge throughout your stay. At any time, a stone may come from any direction and hit you smack in the head. You will be on the edge throughout wondering where the next stone is coming from. If that doesn’t excite you enough, you can do role reversal and join the stone pelters. That is double the excitement, you feel the rush of throwing stones and at the same time, you never know when a security official takes aim at you with a pellet gun. Even they seem to come from all sides like our stones”, the statement further added.
Hurriyat leaders have also denied that they have been hit by the demonetization move. “Reports that all our black money turned worthless in some sections of the media are baseless. We are still supplying our boys with the best quality stones”, a Hurriyat leader told Faking News.