Srinagar, Oct 29 (AP/UNB) — A group of European Parliament members has arrived in disputed Kashmir, the first foreign delegation to travel to the region since India stripped it of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August.
The group is meeting government and military officials. They met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday.
Since imposing the crackdown, India has denied access to the region to foreign journalists and some of its own members of Parliament.
The visit comes a day after gunmen killed the fourth truck driver in the last three weeks in the region.
Gunmen have targeted apple traders and truck drivers about to drive away with the apple consignment from the southern Shopian area in Kashmir, whose apple industry is vital to its economy.