EU team on the approach to Kashmir

EU team on the approach to Kashmir: A 23 member delegation of European Union Members of Parliament left for Kashmir on Tuesday morning to see firsthand the Ground situation in the region after the scrapping of Article 370, which gave Jammu & Kashmir special status.

This will be the 1st visit by a world delegation to the Valley after Aug 5,

When Parliament passed determinations and laws to scrap special status to the state and exclusive privileges to its citizens and split Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories. This followed by information lockdown and other restrictions in the Valley, some of which have since lift.

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“It is a good opportunity for us to go into Kashmir as a foreign delegation and to be able to see firsthand for ourselves what is happening on the ground,” 

told Nathan Gill, Member of European Parliament from Wales tells ANI.

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The visit to Valley begins a day after the delegation joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi & National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. The meeting Congress, however, examined the movement with party chief Rahul Gandhi tweeting:

“MPs from Europe are welcome to travel on a conducted tour of Jammu and Kashmir while Indian MPs are forbidden and refused entry. There is something very opposite to that.”

The Prime Minister, while greeting the delegation at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, had represented the hope that they will have a fertile visit to various bands of the country including Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi delineated to the MPs that changes in Jammu & Jammu and Kashmir were meant to realize peace and guarantee development within the region. He conjointly stressed the importance of zero-tolerance towards the act of {terrorism|terrorist act|coercion} and asked for pressing action for all supporters of terrorism. The Prime Minister failed to name West Pakistan, that has served as a base for many terrorist teams in operation in Jammu & Jammu and Kashmir.

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The meeting with the PM was resulted by one with Doval,

Who told them that the restrictions place in situ once August five were necessary to confirm there have been no attacks by the Pakistan-based terror teams. Doval’s elaborate informing conjointly countered Pakistan’s rivalry of a genocide-like scenario within the vale.

The delegation comprised Poland’s Joana Kopcinska, Ryszard Czarnecki, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, Kosma Zlotowski, Bogdan Rzonca, Elzbieta Rafalska; Italy’s genus Silvia Sardone, Fulvio Martusciello, Gianna Gancia, Guiseppe Ferrandino; France’s France Jamet, saint Bay, Julie Lechanteux, Virginie Joron, Maxette Pirbakas, and Thierry Mariani.


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