New Delhi: Slamming government’s decision to allow a delegation of Members of European Union Parliament to visit Kashmir, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday demanded its cancellation.
Describing the move as a “perversion” of the country’s policy Swamy tweeted: “I am surprised that the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) has arranged for European Union MPs, in their private capacity (not EU’s official delegation), to visit Kashmir. This is a perversion of our national policy. I urge the government to cancel this visit because it’s immoral.”
The delegation arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday, a day after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. During their stay, they will meet Jammu and Kashmir administration officials as well as local residents in Srinagar.
This is the first time that the government has allowed a foreign delegation to visit J&K after it stripped the region of its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.