SRINAGAR – Former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday visited a couple of places in Kashmir capital Srinagar and interacted with people inquiring from them about the prevailing situation.
Azad visited LD Hospital and TRC and talked to patients, attendants and transporters. He also interacted with Shikara and houseboat owners.
Azad, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, reached Srinagar on Friday on his maiden visit after revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Azad was allowed to visit couple of district of Jammu and Kashmir after he approached Supreme Court. Kashmir is on edge since August 5 when Government of India abrogated Article 370.
He was earlier sent back to New Delhi when he was the part of the delegation led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Azad also met various delegations at Circuit House Srinagar.
Pertinently, Azad is vehemently criticizing the move of Government of India about the abrogation of Article 370.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had on Monday allowed Azad to visit four districts — Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Anantnag — to meet people.
The bench had been told Azad’s counsel and senior advocate A M Singhvi that the Congress leader wants to meet people and inquire about their welfare.
In his petition filed in his “personal capacity”, Azad had told the Supreme Court that he had tried to visit the state thrice, but was turned back from the airport.
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