Jammu and Kashmir government has decided on 10th of June 2010 that vehicle entry fees will be imposed on the vehicles carrying pilgrims to the holy MATA VAISHNO DEVI and AMARNATH YATRA.
Moreover the entry fees of vehicle are also high as 2000 rupees per vehicle carrying the pilgrims to the MATA VAISHNO DEVI SHRINE or Amarnath. This entry tax for Mata vaishno Devi is 2000 per vehicle for 3 days whereas if someone wants to stay more they need to pay 2000 per day for more days. Whereas in the case of amaranth yatra, the vehicles need to pay 2000 per vehicle for 7 days.
This is the unique type of tax which is not all over India to the India’s number cars and only in Jammu and Kashmir. This type of tax only took by government of India when some foreign number plate car enters in India for the road tax.
Why J&K government want to take this tax when already the Hindu pilgrims gives so much revenue to the government by tourism. This is one of type of JARJIYA taken in Pakistan to the Hindu devotees. Is J&K not a part of India? If it is, then why this tax.