Digvijaya Singh gaffe: Congress leader embarrasses party by saying 'India-occupied Kashmir'

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".

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Updated Date: Aug 18, 2016 14:43:47 IST

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