In a sharp retort to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s remark that he is trying to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit back and asked when can he visit the Valley without any conditions applied.
Replying to Malik, Rahul Gandhi has said in a tweet, “Dear Maalik ji, I saw your feeble reply to my tweet. I accept your invitation to visit Jammu & Kashmir and meet the people, with no conditions attached. When can I come?”
Dear Maalik ji,
I saw your feeble reply to my tweet.
I accept your invitation to visit Jammu & Kashmir and meet the people, with no conditions attached.
When can I come?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 14, 2019
Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday lashed out at Rahul Gandhi for putting “pre-conditions” for a visit to the Jammu and Kashmir amid the ongoing lockdown and alleged he was trying to “create unrest” by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leaders.
Rahul Gandhi had demanded on Tuesday that he be allowed to freely meet the Kashmiris and also the security forces in Kashmir under no restrictions. Gandhi accepted Malik’s invitation to visit the state but said he didn’t need an aircraft and that he and other opposition leaders would visit.
To this, Malik hit back saying, “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.”
Malik said he had never invited the Congress leader with “so many pre-conditions” and has referred the matter to the local police and administration for further examination.
On the Congress leader’s comments on violence in Kashmir, Malik said, “Rahul Gandhi is responding to fake news possibly spread from across the border about the situation in Kashmir, which is peaceful with negligible incidents.”
He can check for himself from various Indian channels that have reported the correct position in the Kashmir Valley, the governor said.
“He (Gandhi) can also check the detailed submissions made by the government in the Supreme Court today which heard a case on this matter and left it to government,” Malik said.