Ghulam Nabi Azad stayed in Srinagar today, asked to return to Delhi

New Delhi: The uproar continued after the havoc of Section 370 as Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at Srinagar airport today after landing in the city.
Azad and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir were detained at the Srinagar airport as prohibitory orders continue. Azad, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, was trying to enter the city of Srinagar and hold meetings with Congress leaders.
A Congress leader at the airport said he would be deported.
Around 400 people were detained as “precaution” across the state, and former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were locked in safe houses.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today on the government’s decision to grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two union territories.
On Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the government was repealing the article, adding that the state would be divided into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which would have a legislature and Ladakh, without a legislature.

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