Chief of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad who was as soon as stopped at Jammu Airport on Tuesday afternoon for in relation to two hours earlier than he was as soon as despatched back to Delhi at 4.10 pm, described his face off with the local administration as a signal of intolerance.
“It’s no longer factual for democracy. If mainstream political events obtained’t talk over with, then who will sprint? Three outdated CMs J&K are already under condo arrest and one outdated CM of J&K no longer being allowed to enter the state, it is a signal of intolerance,” ANI quoted Azad as announcing.
Azad’s entry to Jammu and Kashmir was as soon as foiled for the 2nd time since August 8 when he was as soon asstopped on the Srinagar airport and despatched back to Delhi.
On that day commute, Azad had planned to have interaction with Congress staff and assess the advise in the valley after theNarendra Modi government scrapped Article 370and split the state into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee’s chief spokesperson and outdated MLC, Ravinder Sharma advised Hindustan Instances that Azad who’s additionally a Congress fashioned secretary was as soon as detained for two hours on the airport earlier than being despatched back to Delhi.
“He arrived at 2.30 pm from Delhi, detained for two hours and despatched back at 4.10 pm. Senior leaders Madan Lal Sharma, Tara Chand, Jugal Kishore and me, who had long previous to receive him, had been no longer allowed to enter towards the airport. We additionally made a proper query to airport authorities but to no avail,” mentioned Sharma.
Sharma regretted raw deal to the chief of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and one of many senior leaders of the Congress by the BJP government.
“He real desired to meet birthday party leaders. If administration says that allotment 144 Cr PC has been lifted and the advise is fashioned towards Jammu state then why he wasn’t allowed to consult with Jammu. He is the chief of opposition in Rajya Sabha, outdated chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and he was as soon as visiting his dwelling state. It was as soon as most miserable. This extra or less advise was as soon as unheard of,” mentioned Sharma,
The outdated Congress MLC mentioned that denying access to the dwelling state to the chief of opposition and outdated CM was as soon as “assassinate of democracy”.
“We’re nationalist birthday party. They’re (BJP government) stifling the tell of opposition,” Sharma mentioned.
Jammu and Kashmir Congress unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and senior chief Raman Bhalla remain under condo arrest.
Restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir that had been imposed earlier than the Centre abrogating Article 370 bear step by step lifted in some areas in Jammu state and the Kashmir Valley, however the curbs are in restful space in several areas.
Aug 20, 2019 17: 01 IST