New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi resumed the India Unity Yatra from Awantipora in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday (January 28) morning. Earlier on Friday, the Congress called off the yatra midway, alleging that Rahul’s security arrangements were messed up during the yatra.
Allegation of breach of security: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s India Unity Yatra has reached its final leg. Now he is on a pilgrimage to Kashmir. While the pilgrimage was stopped on Thursday on the occasion of Republic Day, Rahul resumed the pilgrimage on Friday morning. He was accompanied by former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.
When Rahul Gandhi started his yatra in the Banihal area, when he crossed the Banihal mine, the crowd was uncontrollable. There seems to be not enough police. Due to this, security officials took Rahul Gandhi inside a security vehicle. In this case, the Congress party canceled the yatra, saying that there was a deficiency in the security arrangements.
Restart: Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi resumed his pilgrimage from Awantipora area on Saturday morning. The PDP party leader Mohammad Mufti, his daughter Iltija Mufti and many party leaders participated in this yatra. Congress party secretary Priyanka Gandhi will also participate in the yatra, it is said.
Heavy security has been made throughout the area where today’s yatra will take place. All roads leading to the starting point of the pilgrimage were sealed. Only authorized vehicles and journalists were allowed to the Yatra venue. Rahul Gandhi was surrounded by three layers of security. Chursoo region of South Kashmir received enthusiastic welcome for the Yatra.
Karke’s letter to Amit Shah: In this situation, Congress President Mallikarjuna Kharge has written to Union Minister Amit Shah to intervene in the security of the Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir.
In his letter, Kharge said, “Friday’s yatra was halted midway due to a lapse in security arrangements. We expect a large turnout in the next two days of the yatra and the function to be held in Srinagar on Jan. 30. Top leaders of the Congress party, other party leaders on Jan. They are going to participate in the final day of the pilgrimage to be held on the 30th.
Therefore, you should personally intervene in this matter and instruct the authorities looking after security divorces to provide adequate security for the next two days of Yatra and the ceremony on the last day in Srinagar.
We welcome the security measures taken by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. We appreciate it. But you know that every day a huge number of people come to participate in the Yatra. Thus, the yatra organizers cannot say exactly how many people will participate in the yatra in a day,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi’s India Unity Yatra, which began in September last year in Kanyakumari, will travel through 12 states and conclude in Srinagar, Kashmir on January 30. The 3,500-km yatra was said to be a rallying cry for Congress workers and was not a party yatra but to instill love against growing hatred in the country.