Government to take foreign envoys to J&K to show ground realities
The envoys, who will be from different countries, are likely to visit the Valley on January 9 or 10, 2020
Indian government is all set to take yet another group of foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir to show the ground situation, said diplomatic sources on Tuesday. Reportedly, envoys from a diverse set of groupings and countries will be taken to the Valley on January 9-January 10, 2020.
Earlier in October last year, Indian government took several European Union Parliamentarians to Jammu and Kashmir. The international delegation was invited to visit the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to the now-defunct state of J&K.
The last visit of foreign parliamentarians had come amid Central government's bid to restore normalcy in the union territory after months of clampdown.
Before the international delegation had embarked on the journey to the Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met them and apprised them about the developments in J&K and the issue of cross-border terrorism.
Back on January 1, SMS services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir after five months. Earlier on October 14, postpaid mobile services were also restored. Last week, the authorities had restored the mobile internet services in Kargil district of Ladakh after it remained suspended for almost 145 days after the scrapping of Article 370 in the region.