Opposition delegation sent back from Srinagar airport


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 opposition leaders who reached at Srinagar airport today have been sent back to Delhi.

There are restrictions imposed in the Kashmir valley after the centre scrapped Article 370 from the state and bifurcated the state into two union territories.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi responded to the invitation of the governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik and decided to visit the state along with 9 opposition leaders. However, the Information and Public Relations Department of the state urged them not to visit Srinagar as it could cause inconvenience to people.

Opposition parties like CPI(M), CPI, RJD, NCP, TMC and DMK accompanied Congress leader in his visit to the Kashmir valley. Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma were other Congress leaders who flew to the state. Veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been stopped twice at the Srinagar airport earlier.

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