New Delhi, August 3: Congress on Saturday lashed out at Narendra Modi government, condemning Centre’s decision to curtail Amarnath Yatra and stated that the entire country is worried. The opposition party even demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should make a statement in Parliament on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Amarnath Yatra has never been curtailed, even when the pilgrimage was targeted by terrorists. Azad even said that the government should clarify why additional paramilitary forces were sent to the state. 'Leave Kashmir' Advisory: Governor Satya Pal Malik Quashes Claims of Threat to Foreigners, Says 'Security of Tourists Our Responsibility'
Azad said, "The advisory that was issued by the Home Ministry yesterday is worrisome and people of the entire nation as well as of Jammu & Kashmir are scared. No government has ever asked tourists to go back. Such a thing has never happened."
Earlier, Centre cancelled the Amarnath yatra and advised pilgrims and tourists to curtail their stay in the Valley 'immediately'. Due to this, embassies of the United Kingdom and Germany issued a travel advisory for its citizens, asking them to refrain visit the Jammu and Kashmir.
Though later, Governor Satya Pal Malik stated later that tourists are his administration's responsibility and appealed the people no to panic to rumours. Malik even mentioned that there is no such of information regarding Article 35A or 370 tinkering and asked people to get it confirmed with him on this.