Posted on January 9, 2020, 12:20 PM IST
It has been reported that a new batch of foreign ambassadors will be going on a two day guided tour of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir. The latest developments suggest that sixteen envoys have consented on visitng Jammu and Kashmir today. They will have scheduled meetings with civil society members and will be briefed on the security situation in the Union Territory. The current group primarily comprises of envoys from Latin American, United States and African countries.
The European Union countries conveyed that they will visit the Union Territory on an altered date and have stressed on meeting the three former chief ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who are under detention. Government sources said these envoys will undertake a scheduled visit at a later date.
Quoting government sources, a report stated that some EU Ambassadors didn't want to be part of the group of envoys visiting Kashmir as they felt "certain restrictions in the programme were unfounded and mischievous". Earlier it was reported that certain European envoys were not keen on a "guided tour" of the region and rather wanted to meet the people and interact with them.