Parliamentarian Delegation postpones Kashmir visit by a week


SRINAGAR — The scheduled visit of Parliamentarian Delegation to Kashmir valley has been postponed by a week due to ongoing Parliament session.

Highly placed sources said that a group of parliamentarians are now arriving on March 20 this year.

A delegation of parliamentarians is visiting Kashmir and would interact with the “common people” on March 20 in Srinagar. The delegation would also honour the “excellent people” during a mega award event here on March 21.

Earlier, the Parliamentarian Delegation was scheduled to visit Kashmir on March 14, this year. “Due to the ongoing Parliament session, the visit was postponed by a week,” sources said.

Sources said that the Members of Parliament would arrive on March 21 now, a day before the scheduled mega award event. They said that the members of the delegation were free to meet “anyone and interact with common people at the place they like and choose”.

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“The parliamentarian delegation will arrive at the Srinagar airport at 11:30 AM,” an official privy to the development said.

The sources said that on the same day, the members of delegation would meet various public representatives including trade, social and political representatives.

“The delegation will interact with individuals and groups. They will prepare a report and submit it before the Prime Minister on their return to Delhi,” they said.

On March 21, in the event ‘Real Hero Awards’, the MPs would present awards to youth icons, social activists, medicos, paramedics, sports persons, young politicians, media persons and others on March 15 at SKICC in Srinagar.

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The sources said that a panel of experts is scrutinizing the nominations including the names of officials from the police and civil administration. “There are more than 9200 nominations which are being scrutinized,” the official said.

The sources said that the event was being organised under the banner of South Asia Peace Movement.

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