Kashmir government stops water rafting in SonmargJune 27th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 27 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has stopped rafting in the river Sindh in the northern Sonmarg district, where two young women died when their boat capsized on Saturday.
Sonmarg is about 100 km north of summer capital city of Srinagar.
According to highly placed official sources, this decision was taken on the intervention of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who was “very sad” on learning about the death of two young women while rafting in the Sindh river.
The rapids of Sindh river and huge boulders are considered risky for adventure sports in the river.
Rafting was launched with great fanfare in Sonmarg in 2009.
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