Srinagar | The war of words between Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik continues, with the latter advising the former to “not politicise the matter”.
On Tuesday, the J&K Raj Bhawan issued a clarification regarding Rahul Gandhi’s allegation that unrest had been reported in parts of Jammu and Kashmir after the government scrapped Article 370.
A statement issued by Raj Bhawan read, “Rahul Gandhi was responding to fake news possibly spread from across the border about the situation in Kashmir, which is peaceful with negligible incidents.”
It advised Rahul Gandhi tor rather check in various Indian channels which have “reported correct position” in the Kashmir Valley.
“Shri Rahul Gandhi is politicizing the matter by seeking to bring a delegation of Opposition leaders to create further unrest and problems for the common people”, it read.
As he has put forth many conditions, the statement said that the Governor is referring the case to Jammu and Kashmir police.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had cited a few media reports which claimed there were some sporadic cases of unrest in the valley and had demanded that Prime Minister Modi should give transparent answers regarding this.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik responded to this and said that he will send an aircraft so that Rahul Gandhi can come and observe the situation for himself.
Rahul Gandhi reacted on Twitter and said he does not need an aircraft, but rather wants the freedom to meet the people of Kashmir.
India on August 5 revoked Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.