'Rahul politicising matter, responding to fake news': Governor on Gandhi's demand to visit J-K
Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: Jammu and Kashmir Governor's office on Tuesday said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was politicising the matter and chided him for spreading fake news regarding the situation in the Valley.
The Governor's office issued a statement regarding Rahul's allegation that unrest had been reported in parts of Jammu and Kashmir after the government revoked Article 370 which grants special status to the state.
"Rahul Gandhi was responding to fake news possibly spread from across the border about situation in Kashmir, which is peaceful with negligible incidents. He can check for himself from various Indian channels which have reported correct position in the valley," said the governor's office in a statement.
"Rahul Gandhi is politicising the matter by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leaders to create further unrest and problems for the common people. He has put forth many conditions for visiting Jammu and Kashmir, including meeting mainstream leaders under detention," the statement added.
This comes after Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that there have been reports of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Reports of unrest are emanating from Jammu and Kashmir where the Government has imposed a media and communications black out. I urge the Government to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of every citizen in Jammu and Kashmir and to lift the veil of secrecy," he had said.
Satya Pal Malik dismissed Rahul's claim and invitated him to visit the Valley and see the ground situation.
"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 had said on Monday.
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