26 C
New Delhi
Thursday 21 November 2019
India European parliamentarians who supported India visiting J&K

European parliamentarians who supported India visiting J&K

The European Parliament on 18 September had supported India's move to abrogate Article 370 and damned Pakistan-sponsored terrorism

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

A team of European MPs on a tour of India will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. This will be the first visit by a foreign delegation to Kashmir after the provisions of Article 370 giving special status to Kashmir were lifted. Prior to the Kashmir visit, European MPs reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi and met him. They are scheduled to meet National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, too.

The PMO has shared the information about European MPs’ visit to Jammu and Kashmir. It said that the party of MPs will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Talking to the MPs, the prime minister said, “We hope that visiting various parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir will help them understand the cultural and religious diversity of India.” It said the delegation will also get a better idea about the development and governance of the area.

There are 28 members in the delegation. The European Union supported India after the Union government virtually scrapped Article 370 on 5 August. The EU Parliament issued a statement, describing Pakistan’s attitude as suspicious, saying that Kashmir was a bilateral issue. At that time, many MPs in Parliament of Europe (EU) had strongly criticised Pakistan in unison. They that the EU should support India because the terrorists get the protection of Pakistan and they attack the neighbouring country, empowered by Pakistan.

That was European Parliament discussing the issue of Kashmir for the first time in 11 years. Pakistan has opposed India on almost every international stage since the major decision of the government of India on Jammu and Kashmir. The positive attitude of the European Union proved to be helpful for India.

Meanwhile, Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, tweeted on behalf of her mother to say it was expected that the MPs would be allowed to meet the local people. She tweeted, “Hopefully, he will be allowed to meet local people, local media, doctors and other civil society members. The curtain between Kashmir and the world should be removed. The government should be held responsible for the state of instability in Jammu and Kashmir.

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Sarma wants fresh NRC for Assam during pan-Indian exercise

Himanta Biswa Sarma had begun seeing flaws in the NRC exercise when the process had barely begun; he stood vindicated on 31 August

PMUDAY in 1,797 unauthorised colonies of Delhi

The application of PMUDAY does not, however, mean that the issues Delhi's unauthorised colonies face have all been addressed

JEE: Why no Bangla, asks CM; you opted out, reminds guv

The JEE used to be conducted in English alone for a long time. Then they added Hindi. This year, Gujarati is a regional language in which questions can be answered

NRC across India, says Shah; not in West Bengal, retorts Banerjee

Home Minister Amit Shah said the NRC exercise would be undertaken across India, but Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wouldn't allow it in her State

CISF nabs Raja Babu-style ‘pilot’ during his 16th impersonation

Rajan Mahbubani, after being arrested by CISF and handed to Delhi Police, confessed he had a fetish for masquerading as various professionals

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: