'Nothing more anti-national than shutting democratic rights in Kashmir': Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at Centre over situation in region

  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said 'there is nothing more political and anti-national than the shutting down of all democratic rights in Kashmir'

  • On Saturday,her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with a group of Opposition leaders, was sent back to Delhi from Srinagar airport

  • Priyanka also shared a video which showed a Kashmiri woman complaining to Rahul Gandhi on board the flight to Delhi

New Delhi: Launching a sharp attack against the government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said "there is nothing more political and anti-national than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir".

 Nothing more anti-national than shutting democratic rights in Kashmir: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at Centre over situation in region

File image of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ANI

Priyanka's comments came a day after her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with a group of Opposition leaders, was sent back to Delhi from Srinagar airport.

In a thread of tweets, Priyanka lashed out at the government for clamping down on democratic rights in Kashmir and exhorted people to raise their voices against it.

The Congress leader also shared a video posted by a journalist, that featured a woman vexingly complaining to Rahul about the situation in Kashmir on board a flight and said that people are being silenced in the name of 'nationalism'.

A delegation of parties including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday not allowed to go out of Srinagar airport and was sent back to Delhi. The delegation comprising leaders of opposition parties like Congress, CPI, DMK, RJD, TMC, NCP, and JDS went to see the ground reality, days after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370.

After repealing Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, certain restrictions were placed in the region.

Though the restrictions have been relaxed at many places and services of landlines and 2G internet have been restored, some places are still placed under curbs.

Updated Date: Aug 25, 2019 17:59:29 IST