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In Srinagar, Rahul Gandhi pitches for statehood restoration

Srinagar, August 10

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he felt like “coming home” in Kashmir, as he pitched for restoration of Jamp;K’s statehood before Assembly elections.

He targeted the Centre for “not allowing the Opposition” to raise in Parliament serious issues related to farmers, Pegasus snooping controversy and corruption. He said his party would continue to fight against PM Narendra Modi’s “ideology that divides India”.

As the monsoon session of Parliament continues to be marred by frequent disruptions over the Pegasus issue, Gandhi, who was here to inaugurate the new building of the Jamp;K Congress office, alleged that the policies of the Centre were dividing India.

“They (BJP) are assaulting all the institutions, they are assaulting judiciary, Assembly, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha,” Gandhi said. He also accused the Centre of threatening journalists. — PTI

Secure Jamp;K residents’ rights: Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has called for restoration of Jamp;K’s statehood before Assembly elections
“Our land and job (rights), which were taken away after Article 370 was revoked, should be secured,” he adds

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