G20 Summit: Delegates arrive in Srinagar amid heightened security in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Sajad Hameed | May 22, 2023

In Kashmir, the third meeting of the G20 Tourism Working Group got underway on Monday amidst unprecedentedly tightened security and controversy surrounding the high-profile event in the contentious Himalayan region.

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A motorcade of G20 foreign delegates moves through Srinagar, India 22 May 2023.

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The Government of India seeks to portray normalcy among the international community and dismiss any notions of J&K being under military occupation, as claimed by Pakistan and China


G20 delegates are welcomed in Srinagar in a traditional Indian ceremony as the summit gets underway


The G20 meeting takes place in Srinagar between May 22-24, being the first major event held in the region since August 5, 2019, when the Indian government abrogated the Article 370 of the Indian constitution ending the region's semi-autonomous status and divided Jammu and Kashmir into centrally-ruled union territories of J&K and Ladakh.


Mega star Ram Charan wowed audiences with his effortless charm and infectious intellect, as the 'RRR' actor represented Indian cinema, in front of the global dignitaries present.

K.Ram Charan speaks during the 3rd Tourism Working Group meeting of G20 at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar.

G20 delegates enjoying a shikara ride at the famous Dal Lake.