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Rahul Gandhi along with opposition delegation sent back from Srinagar

Aug 24, 2019 18:54 IST
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Opposition leaders were sent back from Srinagar airport. Leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Majeed Memon, and others were returned shortly after they landed. The delegation had flown to Srinagr to assess the situation in Kashmir valley. The government has not allowed any political leader to enter the newly created union territory ever since Article 370 was abrogated and the decision to send back the delegation was on expected lines. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad had been stopped twice earlier - once at the Srinagar airport and once at the Jammu airport and CPI leader D Raja was sent back from Srinagar airport since the restrictions were imposed ahead of the Centre revoking the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and dividing the state into two union territories on August 5.