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Srinagar, February 12, 2020
A second batch of foreign envoys reached here on Wednesday morning for a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the ground situation in the Union Territory.
The 25-member delegation checked into a hotel here and then was taken for a boat ride in the iconic Dal Lake. Security has been beefed up in the city and the areas around the hotel where the delegation is staying.
The visit comes a month after a delegation of ambassadors visited the Union Territory last month.
The diplomats belonging to the European Union including Germany, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary are in Srinagar for a day on Wednesday and in Jammu on Thursday.
The delegation will be briefed about the security situation in Kashmir by top army commanders.
The foreign delegation will also meet business representatives and other delegations during its stay in Srinagar and Jammu.
In Jammu, the envoys will meet Lt. Governor G. C Murmu and civil society groups.
The visit also comes days after the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped on former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.