Why in news?

  • A 15 ­member foreign envoys’ delegation arrived in Srinagar on a two ­day visit to J&K and met over 100 people, including senior Valley ­based politicians, top newspaper editors and grassroots representatives.

Why did they come?

  • They were seeking a feedback on the ground situation post the revocation of the State’s special status, Pakistan’s attempts at interference and immediate demands of the people

Related foreign visits in the past

  • A 28-member delegation from European Union met PM Modi on October 28, 2019. The delegation visited Kashmir on October 29, 1019.
  • The delegation was to check on the reality of the situation in Kashmir.
  • This was the first trip to the region by a foreign delegation after India revoked Article 370 and integrated Kashmir with the rest of the country.
  • India rejected US ‘s plea to visit the region earlier in October 2019.
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