Sign in Urdu - Leh to Srinagar road - Kashmir
The sign reads: "IF ANY MAN OR WOMAN HAS A WOUND OR ITCHING ON THEIR PRIVATE PARTS THEN PLEASE VISIT THE HOSPITAL NEARBY. ISSUED BY..."
Urdu is the language used by most people in Kashmir. It uses Perso-Arabic script. For more information about Urdu, read this Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu
Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).
I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.
Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.