Modi govt must reverse abrogation of Art. 370, release political leaders in J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi, Aug 19 : Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday criticized the Modi government  demanding reversal of the decision on abrogation of Article 370 as well as urged the Centre to release all the political leaders detained in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and normalcy must be restored in the region.

The  Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said,”I demand from the govt that the wrong decision (# Article 370 scrapped) taken by them, which has also been proved wrong as nobody in the state is happy, such a decision should be reversed. Political leaders should be released & normalcy must be restored.” 

Azad said fifteen days had passed since special status provision to J&K was scrapped while the situation in the state was filled with atmosphere of fear and intimidation. 

The Congress leader also demanded the release of all former J&K chief ministers, Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and political leaders across the state. 

There are several reports heard about young Kashmiri boys being picked up so Centre must intervene and clear its stand on how many people had been arrested despite the grim situation in the state, added Azad. 

In a major breakthrough to identify rumours mongers bent on creating unrest, J&K and Central intelligence agencies claim to have identified activists and sympathizers of mainstream political parties with separatist tendencies. 

A senior intelligence officer said  false rumours were spread in Jammu claiming a communal flare-up had taken place in Surankote in Rajouri district. 

Earlier, Today J&K Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh visited Rajouri, Udhampur and Jammu  to review the security scenario and law and order situation in these districts. 

It is noteworthy that, J&K administration had further started easing the relaxations in the region by reopening 190 primary schools in Srinagar and restoring full functionality of  government offices today   after heightened security measures in the region  following the abrogation of special status to J&K on August 5.

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