Jammu and Kashmir go to a possibility to see floor scenario, says European Union Envoy

New Delhi: The European Union (EU) ambassador Ugo Astuto has termed his go to to Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir an “alternative” to see the “scenario on the bottom” and through his interplay took be aware of the current district growth council (DDC) elections and resumption of the 4G high-speed web.

“In our interplay, we now have taken be aware of current steps taken such because the election of the district growth council, the resumption of 4G web companies. It is rather vital clearly, proper to freedom of expression on-line and offline is a key-value for all democracies,” mentioned the European Union Envoy.

“Now we have additionally famous with nice expectations as to different vital steps to be taken within the political and financial sphere together with the early group of legislative meeting elections. Total, the go to offered the chance to see the scenario on the bottom and work together with some native interlocutors as a part of the European Union’s outreach to all stakeholders and we positively sit up for persevering with our dialogue with our Indian interlocutor,” Ugo Astuto added.

The 2-day go to on Wednesday and Thursday noticed 24 overseas heads of the mission visiting the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The envoys visited Srinagar, Budgam, and Jammu. The programme included assembly with the army and the civil authorities, together with elected representatives.

Through the Srinagar go to, the envoys met elected representatives of city native our bodies, DDC and block growth councils from all districts of the Kashmir division. The group additionally visited the well-known Hazratbal shrine, one of many holiest mosques within the union territory.

The largest proportion of envoys within the current group got here from Europe. These have been the EU, Finland, France, Italy, Eire, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. That is the third such go to of overseas envoys, with two batches visiting the Union territory final yr in January and February. EU envoy was current in earlier such visits as properly.

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