While criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Pakistan, Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh could not stop himself and referred to Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir.”
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“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 said.
“Boosting trust among Kashmiris, whether they belong to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or India-occupied Kashmir, is possible only through dialogue,” he said.
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When reporters prodded him, the Congress General Secretary later clarified that Kashmir is a part of India and that he only meant that Modi is not worried about “India’s Kashmir but worried about Pak-occupied Kashmir”.
Earlier, PM Modi had brought up Pakistani atrocities on people of Balochistan and PoK in his Independence Day speech.
While the Prime Minister’s remarks were met with angry reactions from Islamabad and a section of opposition parties in India, it received support from Baloch leaders who thanked him for raising the issue.
Last month, Singh was in a soup after a 2012 video surfaced showing him praising controversial Mumbai Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is said to have inspired the Dhaka cafe bombing terrorists.