Bhopal, Aug 18:
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday described Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir” while criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s utterances on Pakistan.
“Prime Minister Modi seems more concerned about Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which is welcome, than he is interested in holding talks with India’s Kashmiris,” Digvijay told reporters here.
“Boosting trust among Kashmiris, whether they belong to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or India-occupied Kashmir, is possible only through dialogue,” he said.
The Congress General Secretary later corrected himself by saying he only meant that Modi is not worried about “India’s Kashmir — not worried about the valley — but worried about Pak-occupied Kashmir”.
Digvijay’s gaffe invited immediate reactions on social media.
Bollywood actor Praesh Rawal tweeted: “Digvijay Singh ji calls J&K as ‘India occupied Kashmir’. It was his #HappyRakshaBandhan gift to his Pakistani sisters”. (IANS)