Jammu, Feb 13:
The second batch of 25 foreign envoys here on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir
Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu.
envoys, including those of Germany, France, and Mexico, are on a two-day visit
of Jammu and Kashmir to witness the ground situation in the region nearly six
months after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
They also held
meetings with Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Gita Mittal.
reached Jammu from Srinagar where, early in the day, they were briefed by
Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon regarding the security situation
in the region.
foreign diplomats held extensive discussions with the prominent business
community and political leaders in Srinagar.
community told envoys that they suffered losses due to abrogation of Article
370 followed by restrictions and at the same time they also said they are
hopeful that promises of fast pace development by the centre would be
Envoys also met
more than 100 members of civil society from across the section of Kashmir
including engineers, doctors, lawyers, and students.
members told envoys that internet blockage continues to remain an obstacle in
the restoration of full normalcy and they believe that full Internet should be
comprises of representatives from Afghanistan, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, the European Union, France, Germany,
Republic of Guinea, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Namibia, The
Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Rwanda, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Uganda and
envoys of 15 countries including US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and
diplomats from Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, Niger, Nigeria, Morocco, Guyana,
Argentina, Philippines, Norway, Maldives, Fiji, Togo, Bangladesh, and Peru
visited Jammu and Kashmir on January 9 and 10 to see first-hand efforts being
made by the government in the region.