Safety in Kashmir:
In September 2005, there is no war going on and i think it hasn't for some time. There is no need to be a fearful tourist just a careful one. The place should be considerably safer than Bali or London as there is no global terrorism problem there.
Locals told me that the Pakistani government does not currently support the separatist militants. Tourists are not the target of any violence, the Indian military are. There are a great many military in Srinagar. Just don't hang around them as it is their centres were recent bombings have taken place. The bombings are fairly small and kill a handful of people in each incident.
I'm tempted to remove Bloomingdale or whatever it's called from Sleep section too as it's obviously shameless (and common) Indian advertising... but I'll leave that up to someone else... BTW, they had themselves listed 3 times in this tiny article including an infobox! I may be headed up to Srinagar in a week or so, if so then I'll update this article - it needs some TLC! Cacahuate 09:40, 2 November 2006 (EST)