J&K locals highlight Pak sponsored terror to foreign envoys

The 25 foreign envoys who visited Kashmir this week and interacted with local population felt there was feeling among locals that Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism and separatism in Jammu and Kashmir for its own selfish interest.

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NEW DELHI: The 25 foreign envoys who visited Kashmir this week and interacted with local population felt there was feeling among locals that Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism and separatism in Jammu and Kashmir for its own selfish interest.

The envoys also felt the people in Kashmir may not be very happy with abrogation of 370, but have the desire to move on as they know that there is no going back, sources told ET.

The locals told the envoys that there were expectations that the Government should deliver on the promises of economic development. There was also a need to protect domiciles and protect government jobs for locals it was felt.


The envoys felt that there was desire that restrictions on internet be lifted. The envoys hardly found any voice expressing any concern about political detainees. They largely want focus on fulfillment of there development aspirations. Many were critical of the earlier political regimes in the state for corruption, poor governance, lack of development.

The Civil administration clarfied that there was never a "lockdown" or a "clampdown". Some reasonable restrictions were put in place that have been lifted.

The media representatives told envoys that they were never gagged or instructed what should be written or not written. However, there work was constrained by lack of internet.
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The Jammu civil society, especially the socio- economically weaker section, the women, the refugees from West Pakistan, ethnic minorities, Kashmiri Pandits were very happy with abrogation of 370 and hope to receive benefits that they were deprived of in the earlier regime, it was felt.

The Civil administration made a strong case in support of abrogation of 370 citing scams, corruption, nepotism and favouritism and laid out its plans for better governance and for widespread economic development.

The Chief Justice, who is the first women CJ of J&K, made a passionate and convincing case about steps being taken to ensure access to justice to marginalised of the marginalised, women, children and dealing with allegations of human rights abuses. The independent judiciary never stopped functioning and e- services are being used to provide access to remote parts of the Union Territory.


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