European lawmakers in Kashmir amid tensions
29 October 2019 | 3:31 pm
Twenty-seven MEPs, many of them from far-right parties, are visiting Kashmir after holding talks with Indian PM Modi. It's the first foreign delegation to enter the region since New Delhi scrapped its special status.
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The death of India-administered Kashmir's separatist politician Syed Ali Shah Geelani has prompted Indian authorities to clamp down on security in the restive region. Pakistan's PM saluted "his courageous struggle."
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