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BJP seeks action against Congress for 'anti-India map'

The state map of Jammu and Kashmir (Representative Image)(Source: Others) Photograph: (Others)

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 05, 2017, 12.53 PM (IST)

The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded an FIR against the Congress for publication of a booklet that shows a map of Pakistan, wherein the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has been shown as part and territory of Pakistan, labelled as 'India Occupied Kashmir'. 

The BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga demanded for a probe to be initiated by the police for breaching the National Honour Act.

On June 3, the Congress published and distributed a booklet titled 'Rashtriya Suraksha Par Aanch ', in which Jammu and Kashmir has been erroneously shown to be a part of Pakistan.

Bagga lashed out at the gaffe, dubbing the map to be "derogatory" and "offensive" to the public of the country. 

However, the Congress has swung into defensive mode, calling the blooper a "printing error'.

"This is a printing error. However, we should have taken caution, we have committed a grave mistake, and we will ensure that such type of errors is not repeated," Congress leader Ajay Makan told ANI.

Makan went on to further add that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had committed the same mistake in 2014, where it had displayed the same map on their website.

"But the difference between Congress and the BJP is that we apologise for our mistake immediately. In 2014, the BJP displayed the map with same error on their website. Till now they have not apologised," he said.

(ANI)

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