Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ghulam Nabi Azad stopped at Jammu airport, sent back

Jammu/New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at the Jammu airport on Tuesday and sent back to Delhi, a party leader said, the second time in a month the former chief minister was not allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

"Azad sahib had arrived from Delhi at around 2.45 pm and was not allowed to move out from the airport and forcibly sent back in a return flight to Delhi at 4.10 pm," state Congress chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma told PTI.

The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad was not allowed to go home or attend the party meeting at state Congress headquarters either, Ghulam Nabi Azad's close aides said.

Ghulam Nabi Azad will return to Delhi in the evening through a GoAir flight.

Earlier on August 8, Ghulam Nabi Azad was briefly detained and sent back from the Srinagar airport after the administration imposed restrictions following the Centre's move to scrap the state's special status and bifurcate it into Union Territories (UTs).
20/08/19 PTI/India Today

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