Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya 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," Digvijaya told reporters.
"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".
Digvijaya's gaffe invited immediate reactions on social media.
Following the gaffe, Bollywood actor Praesh Rawal tweeted: "Digvijay Singh ji calls J&K as 'India occupied Kashmir'. It was his #HappyRakshaBandhan gift to his Pakistani sisters".
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) August 18, 2016
Published Date: Aug 18, 2016 02:41 pm | Updated Date: Aug 18, 2016 02:43 pm