BHOPAL: Indian National Congress General Secretary leader Digvijay Singh was criticised on social media today after he described Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir” while refering critically to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements 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,” Mr Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
“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 PM Modi is not worried about “India’s Kashmir — not worried about the valley — but worried about Pak-occupied Kashmir”.
Mr Singh’s remark invited immediate reactions on social media with many demanding an apology.