Deserted Roads, Dal Boat Ride As European MPs Visit J&K Amid Questions | Read

PUBLISHED ON: October 30, 2019 | Duration: 4 min, 32 sec

  
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A group of European Union MPs visited Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday with the opposition raising questions about foreign lawmakers being allowed in the state when Indian political leaders had been barred or turned away from the airport. This is the first such international visit since the government ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories in August. The MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Monday. Four of the 27 lawmakers dropped out of the Kashmir visit amid the backlash. The lawmakers are mainly from far-right parties; only three of the 27 MPs belong to the Left or liberal parties. All of them are visiting India in their private capacity.
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