Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Faux pas: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh terms Kashmir as ‘India-occupied Kashmir’

Narada Desk | August 18, 2016 1:15 pm Print
"First, we have to create confidence in Kashmir, be it India-occupied Kashmir or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," the Congress veteran said
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In what can be a major embarrassment for Congress party, its veteran leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday referred to Kashmir as India-occupied Kashmir, a video clip of ANI shows.

Speaking to reporters, Digvijaya said, “ PM Modi concerns more about Pak-occupied Kashmir. He praises people from Balochistan. But he is not ready to talk to the people of India’s Kashmiris. First, we have to create confidence in Kashmir, be it India-occupied Kashmir or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.”

“If we have to build trust in people, then it is only possible through talks. The situation will not improve with this confrontationist remarks of the Prime Minister. It will only worsen,” said Digvijaya.

As Digvijaya tries to end his interaction with mediapersons, a journalist asked what he meant by “India-occupied Kashmir”.

Stammered Digvijaya clarified, ” I meant to say India’s Kashmir, he(Modi) shows concern more about PoK, not about Kashmir”.  Kashmir is an integral part of India, he emphasised.

 

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