The leaders of various Indian opposition parties who landed in the capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to meet locals and their circumstances were sent back to Delhi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was part of the opposition delegation, said that the move by the state administration proved the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir was “not normal” and the press people with us were mishandled, beaten.”
Further, Rahul Gandhi was taken aback when a Kashmiri woman started narrating her ordeal to him and other Opposition leaders onboard the flight they were travelling back to Delhi from Srinagar.
The video of the incident was shared on Twitter by Congress spokesperson Radhika Khera in which a Kashmiri woman is seen narrating how the lives of people had been affected after abrogation of Article 370 and lockdown in the Valley.
“Our children have not been able to move out of their houses. My brother is a heart patient. He could not see the doctor for 10 days. We are in trouble,” victimize she said sobbing.
Mr Gandhi said he was invited by Governor Satya Pal Malik to visit the state to witness that normalcy was restored after weeks of restrictions over the centre’s decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and the state’s bifurcation.
Mr Gandhi and 11 leaders accompanying him have written a letter to the district administration, saying its apprehensions over their visit were baseless.