New Delhi, June 4: The Uttar Pradesh Congress on Saturday released a booklet in Lucknow in which Kashmir was labelled as ‘Indian-occupied Kashmir’.
The 11th page of the 16 page booklet talks of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and carries a map of the project. The map label ‘India occupied Kashmir’ for the area of kashmir.
The booklet, released to target BJP-led NDA government on completion of three years, was released by Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar.
The Congress also targeted the BJP saying that the ruling party has been lax in securing India’s borders and that the defence preparedness of India has been compromised under the Narendra Modi government. Azad also indicated that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is in turmoil and that Naxalism has been rearing its ugly head and their attacks have become more spectacular in nature.
Reacting to the incident, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “It is not only regrettable but shocking that a senior Congress leader like Azad is projecting a map of Kashmir where it is described as Indian occupied Kashmir. Is Congress speaking the language of Pakistan?”
Meanwhile, Congress leader Ajay Maken said, “This is a printing error. This was our responsibility. We seek apology. Such mistakes will never be repeated. Unlike BJP, we are a party which can seek apology if there are any mistakes.”