Rahul Gandhi politicising the matter: J&K Governor


Srinagar, Aug 13: Downplaying Rahul Gandhi's claim that the situation in Kashmir is bad, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday said the Congress leader wants to bring a delegation of opposition leaders which may create further unrest and problems in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir has been tense since August 5 when the Union Government decided to revoke Article 370 which gave special status to the state. The situation seems to have eased a bit now with the government slowly easing the restrictions.

Governor Satya Pal Malik took a dig Rahul Gandhi for claiming on Saturday that there had been violence in J&K and "things were going very wrong" and reporters that he could send an aircraft to bring the Congress leader to Jammu and Kashmir so that he could observe the situation and then speak.

Rahul, responding to Malik, said he and other opposition leaders wouldn't need an aircraft but "the freedom to travel and meet the people, mainstream leaders and our soldiers".

To this, Governor Malik today said the former Congress president was put forth too many conditions. He said Gandhi was responding to fake news possibly spread from across the border

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