Even as NSA Ajit Doval visited Jammu and Kashmir and videos and pictures of his visit shows absolute normalcy in the valley, Congress has not only claimed that Centre has done wrong in scrapping Article 370, but has also insulted Kashmiris. Speaking to media before visiting the state on Thursday, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that anyone in Kashmir can be paid money to make them do what one wants.
When asked about NSA Doval's visit to Kashmir and about people seen with him in the video, the Rajya Sabha leader of Opposition said "Paise deke aap kisiko bhi saath lelo" (You can take anyone along by paying them money.)
The Congress leader went on to say: "I will go to Srinagar today. Every time when Parliament ends, I visit valley. This govt forcefully made state into UT. Even before freedom it was largest princely state. But they turned to a UT forcefully. They demolished Jammu and Kashmir's identity. People of Kashmir are in anger and I will be together with them.There's nothing there, no internet, no communication. Has this happened anywhere in any other place?"
Responding to his remark, BJP general secretary Amit Malviya said: "No love for country. No desire for country. He is a senior leader. If such a statement comes from him then what Congress thinks regarding Kashmir is a matter of concern."
NSA (National Security Advisor) Ajit Doval went to a two-day review visit to the Jammu and Kashmir amid the security conditions in the region. In multiple exclusive videos from his visit to the Shopian region, the NSA is seen having lunch with the local citizens of the region. He can be seen interacting with the locals, taking a review of their day-to-day activities and assuring them that the situation is normal in the sector. In the 8 videos from Kashmir, NSA Ajit Doval is seen interacting with the local citizens of Shopian region of J&K, and eating food with them in broad daylight on the streets.
The Narendra Modi government on August 5 revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Both the upper house and the lower house of the Parliament approved the resolution abrogating Article 370 for J&K and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Ministry of External Affairs also briefed the envoys of the P5 nations -- the US, the UK, China, France and Russia -- about Indian government's decision to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two union territories.