A convoy of vehicles carrying European Union legislators is seen after they arrived in Srinagar [Danish Ismail/Reuters]

European Union legislators arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation to visit Indian-administered Kashmir‘s main city since New Delhi revoked the region’s autonomy in August.

Hours before their arrival, small protests erupted in at least 40 locations around the city, prompting security forces to fire tear gas, a police official and witnesses said, despite a heavy troop deployment.

Many streets remained strewn with stones, shops were closed, and roadside vendors absent as the delegation of about 20 EU legislators arrived in Srinagar shortly after noon.

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Indian officials said the situation in Kashmir is returning to normal and hoped the EU delegation’s

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