|Early Times Report|
Srinagar, Nov 22: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, along with four other members of a civil society group, were granted permission by the Jammu & Kashmir administration to enter Srinagar. The former BJP leader would be staying in the Valley region till November 25, and has intended to undertake a ground-level assessment of the situation post Article 370 repeal. Situation Normal in Valley, Decision on Mobile Internet Services Soon: Govt.
Sinha is accompanied by journalist Bharat Bhushan, former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah and social activists Kapil Kak and Sushobha Barve. The four members who are accompanying him are associated with the Concerned Citizens' Group, a non-governmental organisation which has called upon the government to end the impeding communication blockade.
Sinha, according to reports, is likely to meet former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, along with some other political leaders kept under detention by the J&K administration.
The visit by Sinha comes nearly two months after he was shunned away from the Srinagar airport by the J&K administration, as it was feared that his visit could had vitiated the state of law and order.