Rahul Gandhi politicising matter, says Satya Pal Malik after Congress chief seeks to visit Jammu and Kashmir
Governor Satya Pal Malik responded to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's request to let a delegation of Opposition leader visit Jammu and Kashmir, saying that he can check the situation by looking at various channels reporting "the correct position" in the Valley. Rahul had earlier raised concern over the reports about sporadic incidents of violence in Kashmir, to which Malik had hit out, saying that he should come to the ground to check the situation.
Now, after Rahul accepted Malik's "offer", Malik said in a statement, "Rahul Gandhi was responding to fake news possible spread from across the border about the situation in Kashmir, which is peaceful with negligible incidents. He can check for himself from various Indian channels which have reported the correct position in the Kashmir Valley. He can also check the detailed submissions made by the government in the Supreme Court today (Tuesday).
"Rahul Gandhi is politicising the matter by seeking to bring a delegation of Opposition leaders to create further unrest and problems for the commons people. As he has put forth many conditions for visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the governor is referring the case to the local police and administration to examine the request further."