New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh made a blunder on camera on Thursday when he referred to Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir” while talking to reporters in the National Capital.
“Narendra Modi thinks more about Pak-occupied Kashmir. He congratulates people from Balochistan. But he is not ready to talk to the people of Kashmir in India. First, we have to create confidence in Kashmir, be it India-occupied Kashmir or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. If we have to build trust in people, then it is only possible through talks. The situation will not improve with these confrontationist remarks of the Prime Minister. It will only worsen,” said the senior Congress leader.
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It was only after a reporter enquired about why he had used the term ‘India-occupied Kashmir’ when Singh rectified mistake. “No, I meant the Kashmir in India. I said he does not think about the Kashmir in India, only about Pak-occupied Kashmir. Kashmir is an integral part of India.”
Kashmir is witnessing violent unrests after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani. Curfew has been imposed in most prominent regions across Kashmir.