Thursday, August 08, 2019

Ghulam Nabi Azad detained at Srinagar airport, being sent back to Delhi

New Delhi: Congress MP and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kashmir Congress chief Gulam Ahmed Mir were detained at the Srinagar airport and are now being sent back to Delhi.

The two landed at the Srinagar airport on Thursday morning after taking a flight from Delhi and were immediately stopped at the airport.

Ghulam Nabi Azad will be sent back to Delhi on a Vistara flight at 3.30 pm.

According to sources, the two Congress leaders were stopped from entering Kashmir over security concerns and as a preventive measure.

Authorities are concerned that allowing political leaders to interact with Kashmiris may flare up tension in the region that is seeing an unprecedented lockdown.
08/08/19 India Today

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