New Delhi, Aug. 24 -- A delegation of Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, was sent back from Srinagar on Saturday. Opposition leaders criticised the government for hiding the truth and alleged that the Centre was lying about the security situation in the Union Territory.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik said his invitation to senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit the state was a goodwill gesture.

"I had invited him out of goodwill but he started doing politics, it was nothing but a political action by these people. Parties should keep in mind the national interest at these times," Malik told ANI.

The delegation of Opposition leaders from eight parties included senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and...