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European delegation to visit Kashmir; first such visit after Article 370 revocation


European delegation to visit Kashmir; first such visit after Article 370 revocation
Representative Picture. Image Credit: ANI

A 27-member delegation from the European Union met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NSA Ajit Doval on Monday and discussed the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and the situation after the Indian government scrapped Article 370 that have special status to the region. The European Union delegation would also be visiting Kashmir on Tuesday which will be first such visit after Article 370 revocation.

The EU delegation will be on a 2-day visit to Kashmir which Modi says will provide them a "clear view" of the development and governance priorities in the region.

The visit comes barely weeks after the European Parliament plenary debate on the situation in Kashmir, during which High Representative/Vice-President expressed concern over the situation there.

The delegation includes Italy's Fulvio Martusciello, UK's David Richard Bull, Italy's Gianna Gancia, France's Julie Lechanteux, Czech Republic's Tomas Zdechovsky, Slovakia's Peter Pollak and Germany's Nicolas Fest.


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