Rahul Gandhi on Saturday night said that the Congress briefly stopped its process to elect the new president claiming that things in Jammu and Kashmir were going ‘very wrong.’
He told reporters, “I was called by the Working Committee just now because between the work that they were doing, to choose the next Congress president, some reports have come, that things in Jammu and Kashmir are going very wrong. There are reports of violence.”
Gandhi added, “There are reports of violence, so we stopped our deliberation and we had our presentation on what was going on in Jammu and Kashmir. It is important that the Prime Minister makes it clear what is happening in Union territory of Jammu&Kashmir, and Ladakh.”
After Gandhi left, the deliberations to elect his successor had resumed. Gandhi’s claims of law and order deteriorating alarmingly in the valley came after the BBC broadcast videos of violence on Friday.
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The government has been accused of using brutal force to arrest prominent opposition leaders while disrupting the communication network. Journalists travelling to Srinagar have not been able to file their reports due to unavailability of internet services.