Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police have denied any security lapse during the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra, which recently entered the Kashmir Valley. The Congress party had alleged mismanagement of the crowd by the administration during the event.
In a statement, J&K Police stated that the organisers of the march did not intimate them about a large gathering from Banihal joining the Yatra. “Only authorised persons as identified by organisers and frisked crowd was allowed inside towards the route of Bharat Jodo Yatra. Organisers and managers of BJY did not intimate about large gathering from Banihal joining the Yatra,” the statement said.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 07 2022, was led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and aimed to connect with the people of J&K and Ladakh and discuss issues related to the recent changes in the region.
The Congress party had earlier accused the administration of poor crowd management and alleged that the police had failed to provide adequate security during the event. However, J&K Police have denied these allegations and stated that only authorised persons were allowed on the route of the march.
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