Players hold the Tricolor during the ice hockey tournament under Khelo India Winter Games, Chiktan in Kargil district, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (Representative image) (PTI)

Khelo India: Controversial order to cancel pre-bookings of tourists in Gulmarg

Authorities in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday withdrew an order asking hotels to cancel pre-bookings at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg to accommodate participants of Khelo India National Winter Games after the move drew sharp criticism.

The order was withdrawn a day after it was issued by the additional deputy commissioner of Baramulla.

“The order has been withdrawn,” Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Mohammad Aijaz Asad told PTI.

The move had drawn sharp reaction from the National Conference which termed it as “mindless application of government writ”.

Asad said there was no need for such an order to be issued in the first place. “It was not required,” he added.

Another official in the administration said the…

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