Police personnel who were supposed to manage the crowd were nowhere to be seen, the former Congress president told reporters here
Rahul Gandhi. File Pic/PTI
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he had to cancel his walk for the day because police arrangements unfortunately "completely collapsed".
Police personnel who were supposed to manage the crowd were nowhere to be seen, the former Congress president told reporters here.
"It's the Jammu and Kashmir administration's responsibility to provide security... I hope security will now be ensured for remaining days of the yatra," Gandhi, who started his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kanyakumari in September and ends it in Srinagar on January 30, said.
"I had to call off my walk because I can't go against my security people," the Congress leader said.
His party colleague Jairam Ramesh added that Rahul Gandhi's security team is holding discussions with the Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure that everything goes off smoothly for the next few days.
The Bharat Jodo march led by Rahul Gandhi was stopped on Friday near Qazigund, the gateway to the valley, after Congress alleged breach of security and mismanagement of crowd by Jammu and Kashmir administration.
AICC incharge Rajni Patil tweeted that JK administration "failed to provide security to Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Shri Rahul Gandhi.
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