Sitaram Yechury, D Raja stopped at Srinagar

Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 09:38 IST | Agencies

The Left leaders had gone to Srinagar to meet CPI(M) leader Md Tarigami and other party colleagues

Sitaram Yechury, D Raja stopped at Srinagar
Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI chief D Raja were not allowed to enter Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Friday and sent back from Srinagar airport after a brief detention, party sources said. The Left leaders had gone to Srinagar to meet CPI(M) leader Md Tarigami and other party colleagues.

"They showed us a legal order which did not allow any entry into Srinagar. It stated that even escorted movement in the city was not permitted due to security reasons. We are still trying to negotiate with them," Yechury told the media. Later, party sources said they have been sent back to Delhi.

D Raja
D Raja

"Both of us had written to the J&K governor requesting him that there should be no hurdles for our visit... despite that we have been detained. I wanted to meet my ailing colleague and our comrades who are here," Yechury said.

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