Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other opposition leaders is on his way to Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions have been imposed since the centre withdrew special status from the state and divided it into two union territories earlier this month.
After the Jammu And Kashmir Information and Public Relations Department tweeted last night that the political leaders should not "not visit Srinagar as they would be putting other people to inconvenience", Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad accused the government of giving contradictory statements.
"Government says the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal. Then, they do not allow leaders to visit the state.... haven't seen such contradiction. Why are Omar Abdhullah, Mehbooba Mufti, and Farooq Abdullah are under house arrest? Why arent they allowing me to go to my home? If it's normal, why arent we allowed?" Mr Azad asked as he left from Delhi this morning.
Some 400 politicians, including former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, are under arrest in J&K. Restrictions are still in place at several areas in the state.
Here are the live updates of the visit of opposition delegation to Jammu and Kashmir.
"Today people are coming to politicize the issue of Jammu and Kashmir for their benefit. They going there to just be a news item. I would like to as Rahul ji that how many times did they visit Jammu and Kashmir": BJP's Nirmal Singh
"Either they should stop saying that the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is normal, people are happy and there is a peaceful situation or they should accept the current situation. All we want to do is to meet political leaders from our ministry, to have a dialogue with the citizens Of Jammu & Kashmir": RJD Leader Manoj Jha
"On one hand government says situation is normal, and on the other hand they don't allow anyone to go. Never seen such contradictions. If things normal then why political leaders are under house arrest?," Ghulam Nabi Azad said this morning. Read here