"Those of you with bookings to visit Kashmir please please don't rush to cancel. Instead I request you wait to see how things develop," Omar wrote on twitter.

The working president of National Conference said the tourism industry had bad year since the September floods last year.

"The Tourist industry had a disastrous Autumn and a really bad winter because of the floods. Finally things were looking up in April.

"Now because of the recent rains and accompanying news stories hotels are reporting up to 40% cancellations which is a disaster for them. So my earnest appeal to you is please keep the faith, don't rush to cancel, wait to see how the next few days go and then decide," he added.

Omar asked his followers to re-tweet his tweets as a favor to the tourism industry of the Valley.

"I have never asked for RTs (re tweet) before but as a favour to the tourist industry of Kashmir please RT my last 4 tweets as many times as possible," he sought.

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