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Rahul Gandhi should come here and observe himself: J&K Guv Satya Pal Malik

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Srinagar | Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Kashmir and said that he will send an airplane for him to observe the situation himself.

He claimed that Rahul Gandhi should feel ashamed about the behaviour of one of his leaders who was talking like an “idiot” in Parliament, as reported by PTI.

“I have invited Rahul Gandhi to come here. I will send you a plane, to observe (the situation) and then speak up. You are a responsible person and you should not speak like this,” Malik said.

On Sunday, Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi had shared his concerns on Twitter, and said that various reports have come in about pertaining unrest in the newly formed Union Territory. He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a transparent answer.

The governor said there was no communal angle in scrapping provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35-A was for everyone. There is no communal angle (for scrapping it) in Leh, Kargil, Jammu, Rajouri-Poonch and not here either (Kashmir). There is no communal angle to it,” he said.

“Foreign press has made an attempt (of wrong reportage) and we have warned them. All hospitals are open for you and if even a single person has been hit by a bullet, prove it. But only four people were hit by pellets in legs when there was violence by youths and there were no serious injuries to anyone,” he added.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary had earlier termed Centre’s move in Kashmir has made it like concentration camps.

“I know what it is. I have gone to jail 30 times. Even then, I will not term it as a concentration camp. They (Congress) imprisoned people for one-and-half-years during Emergency, but nobody termed them concentration camps. Is preventative arrest (equal to) a concentration camp,” he responded.

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