Ghulam Nabi Azad stopped at Srinagar today, asked to return to Delhi


New Delhi: The turmoil following the scrapping of Article 370 continued as Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at Srinagar airport today after he landed in the city.

Azad and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir were stopped at the Srinagar airport as prohibitory orders are in place. Azad, the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, was trying to enter Srinagar city and meet with Congress leaders.

A Congress leader at the airport said he will be sent back.

Around 400 people were detained across the state, as “precaution”, and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah remain in custody at safe houses.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly address the nation today on the government’s decisions to abrogate the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories.

Earlier on Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the government was scrapping this article and also said that the state would be bifurcated into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature and Ladakh,  will be without a legislature.

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