Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at the Centre over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging that there was a "new normal" in place.
"Everything is normal in J&K. Schools open, no students. Everything is normal in J&K. Internet shut down once again," Chidambaram said.
"Everything is normal in J&K. Mehbooba Mufti's daughter under house arrest. She asks why? No answer," he said.
"If you are wondering what is going on, please understand, this is
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday dubbed the detention of party's Jammu and Kashmir chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir as "outrageously illegal" and hoped that the courts will take cognizance of the matter.
In a series of tweets, the former finance minister said Mir is under house arrest in Jammu since Friday.
"There was no written order of detention. Outrageously illegal ... I hope the courts will act and secure the liberty of citizens," he wrote.
On Friday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday repeated his demand to visit Jammu and Kashmir and asked Governor Satya Pal Malik when he could come.
He said he had accepted Malik's invitation to visit J&K and meet people without any conditions and termed the governor's reply \"feeble\".
\"Dear Maalik (sic) ji, I saw your feeble reply to my tweet.
\"I accept your invitation to visit Jammu & Kashmir and meet the people, with no conditions attached. When can I come?\" he said.
On Tuesday, Malik had
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, saying his invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit the state was a \"tool of propaganda\" and never sincere.
He said alleging that Rahul Gandhi has put conditions is rubbish, as he only asked for freedom to meet everyone, including soldiers.
\"J&K Governor's invitation to Rahul Gandhi was never a sincere invitation. It was a tool of propaganda.To say that Rahul Gandhi put conditions is rubbish.
In her first reaction to the scrapping of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said it was done in an unconstitutional manner.
The manner in which it has been done is totally unconstitutional and against the principles of democracy," she told reporters Umbha, the village where 10 tribals were killed in July in a land dispute.
"There are rules that have to be followed when such things are done, which have not been followed," she said