Rahul Gandhi alleges 'brute force' being used in J&K, says Opposition leaders got taste of 'draconian' administration during Srinagar visit

A day after being denied to visit Srinagar, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said both opposition politicians and the press have got a taste of what he called 'draconian' administration.

Asian News International August 25, 2019 20:50:21 IST
Rahul Gandhi alleges 'brute force' being used in J&K, says Opposition leaders got taste of 'draconian' administration during Srinagar visit
  • A day after being denied to visit Srinagar, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said both opposition politicians and the press have got a taste of what he called

  • 'It's been 20 days since the people of Jammu and Kashmir had their freedom and civil liberties curtailed,' he tweeted

  • A delegation of opposition parties led by Gandhi was on Saturday not allowed to step out of Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi.

New Delhi: A day after being denied to visit Srinagar, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said both opposition politicians and the press have got a taste of what he called "draconian" administration.

"It's been 20 days since the people of Jammu and Kashmir had their freedom and civil liberties curtailed,' he tweeted along with a video where he is seen unsuccessfully attempting to convince authorities that the delegation had arrived at the invitation of Governor Satya Pal Malik.

"Leaders of the Opposition and the Press got a taste of the draconian administration & brute force unleashed on the people of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday," he added.

A delegation of opposition parties led by Gandhi was on Saturday not allowed to step out of Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi.

The delegation comprising leaders of opposition parties-Congress, CPI, DMK, RJD, TMC, NCP, and JDS went to see the ground reality, days after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370.

Senior leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad Congress, Anand Sharma, Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Majeed Memon, Tiruchi Shiva, and D Raja were the part of the delegation which left from Delhi for Srinagar.

Before leaving from Delhi airport, the leaders had insisted that they were only going to assess the ground realities and not for creating any disturbance.

 

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

'Tell nation when Chinese are going to be thrown out of India,' Rahul Gandhi's request to Modi ahead of PM's speech
Politics

'Tell nation when Chinese are going to be thrown out of India,' Rahul Gandhi's request to Modi ahead of PM's speech

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that he will address the nation at 6 pm today

Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of 'filling pockets of special friends' as India slips to 94 in global hunger index
India

Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of 'filling pockets of special friends' as India slips to 94 in global hunger index

India has been ranked lower than its neighbours, including Pakistan (88), Nepal (73) and Bangladesh (75), in the global report released recently

'Solid achievement of BJP's hate-filled cultural nationalism': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over IMF data
Politics

'Solid achievement of BJP's hate-filled cultural nationalism': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over IMF data

Rahul shared a graph which showed Bangladesh closing in on India and almost catching up with it in terms of per capita GDP this year