Rahul Gandhi, other Oppn leaders to visit J&K today

Leaders of various opposition parties, led by Rahul Gandhi have proposed to  visit Jammu and Kashmir today to review the situation in state, where restrictions have been imposed since the central government withdrew special status under Article 370 and split the state into two Union Territories earlier this month.

Among the parties that will be part of the opposition all-party delegation that will land at Srinagar are Congress, CPI-M, CPI, RJD, NCP, TMC and the DMK.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal and Anand Sharma would be other Congress leaders in the delegation. TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and CPI’s D Raja would be other members of the delegation. Loktantrik Janta Dal’s Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha of RJD,  Majeed Memon (NCP) and D Kupendra Reddy of the JDS will also be a part of the delegation.

“Senior Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi @DinTri to visit Srinagar on Saturday along with other Opposition leaders. They will see the situation in the valley after abrogation of Article 370,” the TMC tweeted.

Reacting to the delegation’s visit, the Jammu and Kashmir administration asked political leaders to cooperate and not visit Srinagar. It added they would be putting other people to inconvenience. “They would also be violating restrictions that are still there in many areas. Senior leaders should understand that top priority would be given to maintaining peace, order and preventing loss of human lives,” the administration tweeted.

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