Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Hits Out At Government On Kashmir

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Hits Out At Government On Kashmir

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Hits Out At Government On Kashmir 

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress leader whose brother Rahul Gandhi was turned away from Srinagar airport yesterday, ripped into the authorities today in a series of tweets. Priyanka Gandhi wrote that there is nothing more "political and anti-national" than denying Kashmiris their democratic rights. The government's move to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two union territories was opposed by the Congress.

 

Priyanka Gandhi, in tweets, also shared a video clip of a distraught woman speaking to Rahul Gandhi about the problems she is facing.

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The former Congress President, Rahul Gandhi had planned to visit Jammu and Kashmir to survey the ground situation following a Twitter exchange with Governor Satya Pal Malik. But he and the other opposition leaders were turned away from Srinagar airport by the administration.

Mr Gandhi said it proved that the situation in Kashmir valley was not normal as claimed by the authorities.

Mr Gandhi claimed that the Journalists accompanying him were manhandled and said, "Some days ago, I was invited by the Governor to visit Jammu and Kashmir. So I accepted the invitation. The Governor had suggested that everything was normal and that he would send me a plane to visit the state. I told him, I don't need your plane but I will accept your invitation and I would come to Jammu and Kashmir."

The Jammu and Kashmir Information and Public Relations Department tweeted that the political leaders should "not visit Srinagar as they would be putting other people to inconvenience" at a "time when the government is trying to protect the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the threat of cross border terrorism and attacks..."

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