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Concerned over situation in Kashmir, important to restore normalcy: EU envoy

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The European Union is concerned over the situation in Kashmir and it is important to restore the freedom of movement and normalcy there, the bloc's ambassador to India Ugo Astuto said on Tuesday. The ambassador also said that the visit to Kashmir by the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) was not "an expression of EU's policy decision".
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