Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced in a tweet.
Multiple reports had earlier in the day said that the prime minister would make a statement at 4 pm. All India Radio had also announced the broadcastin a tweet, but had deleted the post.
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at Srinagar airport today after he landed in the city, which has been on a security lockdown since midnight Sunday to head off trouble over the centre’s big decisions to end special status under Article 370 and to split the state into two union territories.
A Congress leader at the airport said he will be sent back, news agency ANI reported. “He is being sent back by 3:30 pm flight. He was to attend a meeting and visit his home,” said the leader, who asked not to be named, according to ANI.