EU Delegation to Visit Jammu & Kashmir Tomorrow: Full List of Members in the European Union Panel And Who Will They be Meeting
Jammu and Kashmir (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, October 28: A 28-member European Union (EU) delegation, which arrived in India on an official visit on Monday, have been allowed to visit the conflict-hit region of Jammu & Kashmir. The EU panel would be reaching the frontier state tomorrow, confirmed the Prime Minister's Office. The delegation also held a meeting with PM Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval earlier today. EU Delegation to Visit Jammu & Kashmir Tomorrow, Met PM Modi and NSA Ajit Doval to Discuss Article 370 Repeal.

During the meeting, the panel discussed the abrogation of Article 370, which led to the stripping of Jammu & Kashmir's special status. Since then, the Valley has remained on the edge, with the Indian authorities being forced to restrict communication lines and suspend internet services to prevent the mobilisation of protesters and militants.

Full List of Members EU Parliament Who Will Visit J&K on Tuesday

  • Germany's Bernhard Zimniok
  • Germany's Lars Patrick Berg
  • France's Virginie Joron
  • Spain's Hermann Tertsch
  • Poland's Kosma Zlotowski
  • Poland's Bogdan Rzonca
  • Poland's Elzbieta Rafalska
  • Poland's Joana Kopcinska
  • Poland's Grzegorz Tobiszowski
  • Italy's Silvia Sardone
  • Slovakia's Peter Pollak
  • France's France Jamet
  • France's Nicholas Bay
  • Poland's Ryszard Czarnecki
  • Italy's Fulvio Martusciello
  • Czech Republic's Tomas Zdechobsky
  • France's Thierry Mariani
  • Italy's Guiseppe Ferrandino
  • UK's Nathan Gill
  • Belgium's Tom Vandendriessche
  • UK's David Richard Bull
  • Italy's Gianna Gancia
  • UK's Bill Newton Dunn
  • UK's Alexandra Phillips
  • UK's James Wells
  • France's Julie Lechanteux
  • France's Maxette Pirbakas

Who Would the EU Delegation be Meeting?

According to top government sources speaking to news agency ANI, the European Union Parliamentary delegation will be meeting officials of the Jammu & Kashmir administration, apart from calling upon Governor Satya Pal Malik. Notably, tomorrow would also be the last day of Malik's governorship in the state, as he has been transferred to Goa.

Apart from meeting the administration officials and the Governor, the EU delegation would also be speaking to locals and civil society groups based in Srinagar, said reports.

"Yes we are going there (J&K) tomorrow. The Prime Minister explained to us about it (abrogation of Article 370) but I want to see on the ground how it actually is, and talk to some local people. What we all want is normalcy and peace for everyone," said BN Dunn, Member of the European Parliament.