New Delhi: The European Union (EU) refuses to hold a diplomatic tour of occupied Kashmir because they will not be allowed to meet with detained local politicians.
According to reports by foreign news agencies, this is the first visit to the Himalayan region by foreign troops since August last year when the occupation of Kashmir was abolished and more troops were deployed.
The lockdown and communication links in the Valley continue to be partially restored, which has been widely criticized internationally, including Purcells and Washington.
Indian TV channel NDTV quoted a European diplomat saying, "EU ambassadors do not want to do a guided tour of Kashmir. We want to meet people free."
According to The Hindu newspaper 'The Hindu', in particular, he wanted to meet former prime ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and beloved Mufti who are still in custody.
Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, leaders of the two political parties that historically dominated Kashmir in the August crackdown, were arrested and hundreds of leaders of the political and civil society were still imprisoned.
The move has been widely criticized globally, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who, on the occasion of a visit to India in November, said the situation in the valley was "not good".
According to the Indian Foreign Ministry, Ambassadors from 15 countries including the US, South Korea, Nigeria and Argentina will visit the occupied valley