Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be in the focus of the international community on Tuesday as a 27-member team from the European Union is expected to visit the state to get a feel of the ground situation. Sources said the team met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a communique, the Centre said, "Prime Minister, while welcoming the delegation to India, expressed the hope that they have a fruitful visit to various parts of the country, including to Jammu and Kashmir. Their visit to Jammu and Kashmir should give the delegation a better understanding of the cultural and religious diversity of the region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh; apart from giving them a clear view of the development and governance priorities of the region."
The EU team's visit comes on the heels of a US Congressional meeting in Washington, where a group of lawmakers expressed concern about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the Centre's move to end the state's special granted under the Constitution and bifurcate it into two union territories.