Government will tell the situation in Jammu and Kashmir: A delegation of 24 countries reached Srinagar, the fourth such visit after the end of article-370
Government will tell the situation in Jammu and Kashmir
A team of diplomats from 24 countries reached Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. In this 2-day tour, officials will tell the team about the development going on in Jammu and Kashmir and the recent District Development Council (DDC) elections.
The delegation is being led by Ugo Estuto, the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India. French Ambassador Emmanuelle Linen and members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are also part of the team. The tour is being done on the call of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Activists, media, will meet officers
This time, foreign diplomats will meet newly elected members of the DDC, social and political activists, media and civil administration officials and army personnel. Civil Administration officials will tell about the work done after the removal of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials of the army and security agencies will give them information about the security situation.
Members of the delegation will visit Shikara in Dal Lake in Srinagar and will also visit Gulmarg. After this, on February 18, he will reach Jammu and meet LG Manoj Sinha.
Diplomats from these countries included
The delegation includes Chile, Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, European Union, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Diplomats of Kyrgyzstan are included.
Fourth delegation since 370 removal
This is the fourth visit of foreign delegation to Jammu and Kashmir since Article-370 was abolished on 5 August 2019. Earlier, in October 2019, January and February 2020, delegation visited Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan raises Kashmir issue in front of foreign delegation Pakistan on Tuesday informed the Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Islamabad about the current situation in Kashmir. The statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said that the briefing of the Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood was briefed. He appealed to the international community to try to resolve the Kashmir issue according to the proposals of the United Nations. At the same time, India has asked Pakistan not to comment on internal matters.
On 5 August 2019, the Government of India issued a Presidential Order superseding the 1954 order, and making all the provisions of the Indian constitution applicable to Jammu and Kashmir. The order was based on the resolution passed in both houses of India's parliament with two-thirds majority. A further order on 6 August made all the clauses of Article 370 except clause 1 to be inoperative.