‘Met militants’ in Kashmir during Bharat Jodo Yatra, says Rahul Gandhi

Amid snowfall, Rahul Gandhi addressing his workers in Srinagar during Bharat Jodo Yatra. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Senior Congress leader, who was speaking at Cambridge University, recalled how he faced militants in Kashmir during his Bharat Jodo Yatra.

He said armed forces in the region had warned him not to walk in the area as there was a fear of attacks by militants, a report by India Today said. However, the Congress MP chose to continue with the yatra.

“I talked to my people and told them that I wanted to continue the walk. We continued walking when an unknown man approached me. He told me he wanted to talk to me,” Gandhi was quoted in the report as saying.

He said the man asked him if the Congress leaders had really come to the Union Territory to listen to the woes of the people.

Moments later, the man pointed towards some nearby people and revealed they were all militants, the report said quoting Gandhi.

“I thought I was in trouble because in that situation militants would kill me. But they did not do anything because this is the power of listening,” he said.

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