Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached Balakote in Jammu and Kashmir, against the backdrop of increased tension along Indo-Pak border. He would be meeting the families who have been victims of ceasefire violations.
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Rahul Gandhi arrives in Balakot(J&K), meets people affected by ceasefire violations pic.twitter.com/Q212Stk1MFÃ¢ ANI (@ANI_news) August 26, 2015
Six persons were killed and dozens injured due to Pakistan firing on August 15 in Balakote area of Poonch district.
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Balakot(J&K), will meet victims of ceasefire violations pic.twitter.com/mUwOzpGXV2Ã¢ ANI (@ANI_news) August 26, 2015
Rahul Gandhi will meet families of the victims and interact with affected population of the border belts. Gandhi is also scheduled to address a Panchayat Conference of the party for Jammu province.
Rahul will also visit Kashmir and Ladakh regions during his three-day visit.
However, BJP has questioned Gandhi's visit to LoC and alleged that the Congress vice president was politicising the issue of ceasefire violations.
(With inputs from agencies)