Visit of Members of the European Parliament
As many as 23 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) arrived in Kashmir on a two-day visit to assess the ground situation after scrapping of J&K’s special status and recorded the feedback from the Army, local officials and 15 delegations, as the Valley observed a complete shutdown and saw a spurt in street protests.
The EU delegates held across-the-table interactions with 15 delegations, including of traders, grassroots leaders, students, a three-member women’s group and civil society members at a highly guarded place. The delegation is expected to come out with its report after some period of time.
Source: The Hindu
Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR