Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said there was no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated that it was an integral part of India.
He also spoke about violence in the state blaming Pak-sponsored terrorism. “There is violence in Jammu & Kashmir. There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world,” Gandhi said.
On Saturday, a delegation of 12 Opposition leaders, along with Rahul Gandhi, was detained at the Srinagar airport and then sent back to Delhi. The leaders went to visit Srinagar after Rahul was “invited” by Governor Satya Pal Malik to stake stock of the situation in the Valley. At the airport, however, officials refused to let the delegation exit and visit parts of the Valley.
Upon his return, Rahul said that it was clear that the situation in the Valley was not normal. He added that if restrictions are in place because of Section 144, then he was ready to go individually.
Soon after his tweet, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor responded saying Gandhi was ‘spot on!’
Spot on, Chief! This is what @INCIndia has insisted all along: J&K is an integral part of India; we opposed the manner in which Art.370 was abrogated because the way it was done assaulted our Constitution& democratic values. No reason for Pak to draw any comfort from our stand https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1166556113715810304 …
I disagree with this Govt. on many issues. But, let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it.