NEW DELHI: The European Union on Friday sought swift lifting of existing restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir but at the same time noted the “positive steps” initiated by the Union Government to restore normalcy in the region.
The comments by the European Union came a day after a group of 25 foreign envoys concluded a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to have a first-hand account of the situation over six months after the Centre announced withdrawing its special status.
“The visit confirmed that the Government of India has taken positive steps to restore normalcy. Some restrictions remain, notably on internet access and mobile services, and some political leaders are still in detention,” said Virginie Battu-Henriksson, EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. (AGENCIES)