The leaders said that the tourists and Yartris from the "world including India who intend to visit Kashmir are most welcome."The joint separatist leadership on Tuesday invited the tourists and Yatris from the world to visit Kashmir and “enjoy our hospitality and the beauty of paradise on earth.”
"From centuries Kashmiris have been safeguarding and providing exemplary hospitality and safety to tourists and Yatrees from world including India as we have been taught hospitality, humanity and safeguarding the rights of guests by our great religion," said a joint statement issued here by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik.
The leaders said that the tourists and Yartris from the "world including India who intend to visit Kashmir are most welcome."
The leader said that "our religion Islam and the Prophet of Islam (SAW) have taught us to be kind with our guests and serve them and safeguard their rights at every cost."
"This is also embedded in our Kashmiri culture and ethics and that is why our hospitality has been exemplary throughout the history," they said.
They said that millions of tourists from the world including India have been visiting Kashmir from centuries and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of this paradise on earth and also the unparalleled hospitality of the people.
“Our history bears a witness that we as a nation have always stood firm with these ethics and teachings and we have always respected, safeguarded and served our guests during hardest of times and worst calamites and have never shunned this attribute of our national life."
They said that in 2008 "when chauvinist forces" in Jammu blockaded us and life saving drugs and baby-food was even stopped from coming to us, "we as a nation replied this tyranny with our exemplary hospitality to Yatrees and tourist who were in Kashmir that time."
"We not only safeguarded them, provided they shelter but also served them and kept the doors of our homes and localities open on them," they said.
They said that same was done during devastating floods of 2014 when we as a nation were shattered but looked after our guests with passion and zeal.
Welcoming everyone intending to visit Kashmir whole heartedly and warmly, the joint leadership said that everyone from the world including India is most welcome to Kashmir.
"We invite them to come to Kashmir and enjoy our hospitality and the beauty of paradise on earth," they added.