Azad to visit Doda, Ramban; Mir denied permission

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 12: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior AICC leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad is arriving here tomorrow morning from Union capital, on three-day visit to his home district Doda, Bhaderwah Sub Division and Ramban.
Party spokesman said that Azad is scheduled to arrive here from New Delhi around 10 am and will straightway move to Batote along with some senior party leaders, excluding PCC chief, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, who has been denied permission to visit Doda-Ramban by the State Administration. Since August 5, 2019, Mir has not been allowed to move out of Jammu district by the State Administration.
When contacted, G A Mir said, “This was third time that he had been denied permission to visit some areas of Jammu province to meet his party workers” adding, “despite repeated assurances by the administration, his movement has been curtailed.”
Spokesman further said that Azad will start his public interaction programme from Batote town and from there, he will reach Doda meeting people en-route, where he would meet various delegations/ party leaders and DCC/BCC office bearers. He will have night stay at Doda and would visit Bhaderwah next morning.
After having public interactions at his home town, Bhaderwah, Azad will move to Ramban where he would meet the public/ party delegations at Chanderkote. He will have night stay there. After holding several meetings, he would return to the Union capital the same evening.
This would be Azad’s first visit to his home town post- abrogation of Art 370 and creation of J&K UT. On earlier three occasions, he was now allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir by the Government. Previously, he had paid visit to his home State with the intervention of Supreme Court.