"We look forward to a return to normalcy", Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs tweeted on Saturday night.
United States Assistant Secretary for South Asia Alice Wells has said the U.S. is closely following a trip by the USA ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats to Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.
The Twitter handle of US State Department's bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) said that it was closely following the visit of US Ambassador to India Keneth Juster and other foreign envoys' visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign diplomats from 15 nations had seen Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Wells will then travel to India, from January 15-18 to meet with senior government officials and to advance the US-India strategic global partnership, according to the US state department.
The US government described the diplomatic visit to J&K as an important step and said it continued to be concerned about the detention of political leaders, residents and Internet restrictions in the Union. The trip was organised by the government to show the envoys that the situation in the region is under control.
The foreign envoys interacted with select political representatives, civil society members as well as military top brass with the Indian government rejecting criticism that it was a "guided tour".
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Diplomats from EU, Australia and Gulf were also expected to be part of the delegation but eventually dropped out.
There have been multiple congressional hearings on the Kashmir conflict in the past six months.
Slamming the 15 envoys' visit to Jammu-Kashmir, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, on Sunday, stated that if he attempted to go to Kashmir, he would be arrested by the CISF at Hyderabad airport, addressing a rally in Telangana's Narayanpet.
In the same hearing, Congress members questioned the Indian narrative of imposing a curfew citing "security" concerns.
Several envoys from different countries, including United States, Vietnam, South Korea, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Niger, Nigeria, Morroco, Guyana, Argentina, Philippines, Norway, Maldives, Fiji, Togo, Bangladesh and Peru, came for a two-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and were briefed about the Kashmir situation by the Army, administration and different delegations of politicians, media and civil society groups.
The highly militarized zone was locked down with thousands of additional troops with the political leadership imprisoned and a communication lockdown imposed days prior to the final decision. The internet is yet to be restored in the Kashmir valley.