Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said that the diplomats wanted to go to Kashmir in a group. This team will reach Jammu on Friday. He said, “Some diplomats present in Delhi expressed a desire to go to Jammu and Kashmir. After this, the government took this decision. Diplomats also met with civil society, local media, and local leaders. ‘
He said that the first meeting was held with security officials to take stock of the security situation in the state. All described terrorism as a threat to peace. Kumar said that the purpose of the visit of diplomats was to see the efforts made by the government automatically.
Asked about the EU diplomats not joining the diplomats’ visit, Kumar said, “He wanted to go to a group.” He said that the group of diplomats not enlarged due to security reasons. There is news that Mehbooba Mufti has suspended the PDP members meeting this group of 15 diplomats from the party.
PDP has informed about this through its official Twitter account. The suspended leaders include Dilwar Mir, Rafi Ahmed Mir, Zafar Iqbal, Chaudhary Qamar Hussain, Raja Manzoor, and Javed Baig, among many others.
The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that the government had arranged to send 15 foreign diplomats to visit Kashmir, to make efforts to normalize the situation at the ground level.