European Union delegations to review the Situation of Jammu and Kashmir

The international media has widely reported about Kashmir that the communication blackout, alleged human rights violation and arrest of thousands of youth

New Delhi: On October 29 a 28-member European parliamentary delegation is going to visit Jammu and Kashmir to review the situation on the ground.

Ahead of the delegation visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NSA Ajit Doval and discussed the situation prevailing in Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370.

PM Modi told the delegation “Urgent action must be taken against all those who support or sponsor terrorists or support such activities and organizations or use terrorism as a state policy. There should be zero tolerance for terrorism,”.

This visit comes after the Kashmir issue attracted attention worldwide following the centre’s decision to abrogation of Article 370 which was J&K’s special status and subsequent lockdown and communication blackout.

The international media has widely reported about Kashmir and the communication blackout, alleged human rights violation and arrest of thousands of youth.

Since August 5 the US and the UK lawmakers have urged the Indian government to make available communication services in Kashmir and release the politicians who have been detained.

In Kashmir life continues to remain crippled for the 85th consecutive day. The efforts of the state government to open schools have not borne any fruit. Parents have continued to keep their children at home due to their safety. However, authorities are making preparations for holding all board examinations as per schedule.

Since August 5 when the Centre abrogated Article 370 while landline and postpaid mobile phone services have been restored across the valley, all Internet services continue to remain suspended and closed for sometimes.

Mostly the top brass and second-rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been either detained or placed under house arrest.

The government has detained former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah under the controversial Public Safety act.

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