I wrote a post on how safe is kashmir for a tourist.
There have been two attacks on tourists visiting Kashmir. Media reports suggest that:
Kashmir has been enjoying a great tourist summer so far and fortunately terrorist attacks have not led to too many cancellations. (courtesy of ndtv)
According to NDTV, mainstream politicians might be involved:
NDTV has learnt that security agencies are now closely looking at the possibility that militant elements in mainstrean political parties were involved.
If the attacks were indeed carried out by the militants, then the cause of concern should be the Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to begin soon. Being a religious pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra has the possibility of attracting the militants attention in the wrong way.
As far as tourists who are scheduled to visit Kashmir in the near future I can not say much about that. It should probably be safe, as I pointed out in my previous post, tourists are never harmed in Kashmir. The attack on Bengali tourists has been a rude shock and I am unable to understand it.
If you are a tourist visiting Kashmir, please take a minute to read about the 21 school children who died as a result of Indian Navy's behaviour. The children were forced on to the boat and no effort was made to rescue them. There were no life jackets and the navy boatman swam to the shore as soon as the boat capsized.