Union Home Minister Amit Shah has lashed out at the 'Gupkar Gang' in Kashmir for allegedly taking help from foreign forces against India. 

In a series of posts on micro-blogging site Twitter, Shah asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi to make their position clear on Kashmir.

The 'Gupkar gang' that the Home Minister referred to includes a group of key political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, including Farooq Abdullah, his arch-rival Mehbooba Mufti and Sajjad Lone, who came together to fight for the restoration of Article 370 and the resolution of Kashmir.

Shah said, "The Gupkar Gang is going global! They want foreign forces to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir. The Gupkar Gang also insults India’s Tricolour. Do Sonia Ji and Rahul Ji support such moves of the Gupkar Gang? They should make their stand crystal clear to the people of India."

"Congress and the Gupkar Gang want to take J&K back to the era of terror and turmoil. They want to take away rights of Dalits, women and tribals that we have ensured by removing Article 370. This is why they’re being rejected by the people everywhere."

"Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will always remain an integral part of India. Indian people will no longer tolerate an unholy ‘global gathbandhan’ against our national interest. Either the Gupkar Gang swims along with the national mood or else the people will sink it."

The Congress had last week joined the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration ahead of the District Development Council elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.