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SRINAGAR, India (Diya TV)  — The US Ambassador to India and dignitaries from 15 other countries are in Srinagar on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. It’s the first visit by diplomats since India changed its constitutional approach to the region last August. India says the discussions are free and frank, with nothing off limits. But the tour is guided and opposition leaders in the Congress Party say the exercise by the ruling BJP is “farcical.”

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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