There has been unrest in Kashmir for several years which makes tourists hesitant to travel here. This is due to the number of incidents that have taken place in the past. However, many people still travel here safely, without facing any sort of violence. Mirpur, in particular, is located to the south of the Kashmir area and is well out of the zone where violence may be an issue. It is well populated, reasonably policed, and safe for the common traveler. As is common in the country, women and children should not be unaccompanied in areas such as bazaars.