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LIVE updates: Rahul Gandhi, Opposition delegation sent back

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders of several other opposition parties will visit Kashmir on Saturday to take stock of the situation in the valley. The visit comes almost three weeks after the removal of the key provisions of Article 370. According to sources, apart from Gandhi, senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma and KC Venugopal are also going.

These leaders are scheduled to reach Srinagar in the afternoon. A source said that if permission is granted to enter Srinagar, then all the leaders including Rahul Gandhi will take stock of the situation there and meet local leaders and residents.

3:30 PM

Delegation of opposition leaders comprising Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Majeed Memon, and others that had reached Srinagar has been sent back.

2:20 PM

2:00 PM

According to PTI, Opposition delegation plans to meet people in Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation after region's special status was removed and restrictions imposed to prevent violent protests.

1:30 PM

'The political parties which are going under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi are responsible political outfits and all of us are responsible leaders. We are not going to break the law. The issue of J-K, Ladakh is worrisome,' Ghulam nabi Azad said while expressing concern about no statement being issued by the Home Ministry on the situation, reports news agency ANI.

12:25 PM

12:05 PM

'If the situation is normal, why are they objecting to our visit? And if they are objecting, they should accept that the situation is not normal. We don't need security,' RJD leader Manoj Jha said, reports news agency ANI.

11:30 AM

They would also be violating restrictions that are still there in many areas. Senior leaders should understand that top priority would be given to maintaining peace, order and preventing loss of human lives.

— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk)

11:05 AM

Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves from his residence. A delegation of Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, will visit Jammu and Kashmir today.

10:55 AM

NCP leader Majeed Memon who is part of Opposition delegation which will visit J&K today: Our motive is not to go & create disturbances, we aren't going in govt's opposition, we are going in govt's support, so that we too give suggestions as to what must be done. pic.twitter.com/U502HYoEz1

— ANI (@ANI)

10:45 AM

Ghulam Nabi Azad who is part of Opposition delegation which will visit J&K today: On one hand Govt says situation is normal, and on the other hand they don't allow anyone to go.Never seen such contradictions. If things normal then why political leaders are under house arrest?

Ghulam Nabi Azad who is part of Opposition delegation which will visit J&K today: On one hand Govt says situation is normal, and on the other hand they don't allow anyone to go.Never seen such contradictions. If things normal then why political leaders are under house arrest? pic.twitter.com/xRlD8DNGuU

— ANI (@ANI)

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