Digvijay Singh terms Kashmir 'India-occupied Kashmir'

Digvijay Singh terms Kashmir 'India-occupied Kashmir'
Digvijay Singh terms Kashmir India occupied Kashmir

BHOPAL: Senior Congress leader Digvijay 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," Digvijay told reporters here.

"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".

Digvijay's gaffe invited immediate reactions on social media.

Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal tweeted: "Digvijay Singh ji calls J&K as 'India occupied Kashmir'. It was his #HappyRakshaBandhan gift to his Pakistani sisters".

Digvijay Singh terms Kashmir India occupied Kashmir