Srinagar, Aug 24 : An opposition delegation, headed by Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday stopped at Srinagar airport.
Official sources said that the 12-member delegation -- including Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad (INC), Sharad Pawar (NCP), and Left leaders D Raja and Sitaram Yechury -- were stopped immediately after they disembarked from a flight at Srinagar International Airport.
The delegation which includes almost all opposition party members was going into the summer capital, but sent back by authorities to maintain law and order’ in Kashmir, where life remained affected due to restrictions after abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre.
Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Jammu and Kashmir had, on Friday, urged the delegation to defer their visit to the valley to help authorities to maintain law and order. UNI