Srinagar: A delegation of foreign envoys is visiting Jammu and Kashmir from February 16 on the pattern of their two earlier visits in the year after the abrogation of Article 370, KDC reported.
Quoting unnamed sources, the news agency reported that the envoys will be visiting J&K from February 16-18.
“The envoys will be meeting delegations of political parties, panchayat and DDC members, social activists, traders and journalists on February 17 in Srinagar. On February 18, the envoys will meet people in Jammu,” the sources said.
The proposed visit follows India’s February 5 move to restore 4G mobile internet services in J&K exactly 18 months after India amended Article 370 to revoke the special status of the erstwhile state.
India’s decision to restore internet services was welcomed by the US as an important step for local residents. While maintaining that there is no change in the US-South Asia policy, the Biden administration has said that it is looking forward to “continued political and economic progress” to restore normalcy in J&K.
Pertinent to mention, European Union envoys from France, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Italy and the Netherlands and EU Parliamentarians had visited J&K in 2019 and 2020 after the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state on August 5, 2019. (KDC)