Thousands of students and foreigners fled Indian-occupied Kashmir on Saturday.
The students and foreign visitors vacated the area as authorities arranged additional flights for them to get them out of one of the world’s most militarised areas.
The government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave the area, as the government measures are a prelude to intensifying an ongoing crackdown against anti-India dissenters.
The authorities went to hotels and the tourist resorts on Friday evening telling them to leave the region.
Additional flights from Srinagar took the tourists out.
Tourists and pilgrims also took buses out of the region.
Tensions have intensified following India’s announcement that it was sending thousands of more troops in the occupied Kashmir.
Pro-India Kashmiri leader Omar Abdullah said New Delhi should clear the air in Kashmir.
However, tensions eased on Saturday.