India, Aug. 14 -- Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday delivered a stinging retort to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik over the ongoing back-and-forth between them over the situation in the Kashmir Valley.

Rahul Gandhi had yesterday accepted Governor Malik's public invitation to have him over in the state so that the former Congress president could be better informed about the ground situation in the Kashmir valley. Malik attempted to rub it in, offering to send a plane to travel to Kashmir.

Malik's invite was meant as a barb but Gandhi nevertheless took him up on the offer.

But instead of the plane that Governor Malik had offered, Gandhi asked that he and a group of opposition leaders be given the "freedom" to...