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Home Ministry goof-up: Congress accuses BJP of 'deceiving' people

The Congress Hit Out At The Centre For Using A Picture Of Spain-Morocco Boundary As India's Border With Pakistan In The Home Ministry's Annual Report.

PTI | Updated on: 15 Jun 2017, 10:48:31 PM
Home Ministry goof-up: Congress accuses BJP of 'deceiving' people (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "deceiving" people of the country as it hit out at the Centre for using a picture of Spain-Morocco boundary as India's border with Pakistan in the home ministry's annual report.

Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma said it was a "matter of shame" if the Ministry of Home Affairs used a wrong picture and asked the government why it was silent.

"When BJP can't do, they deceive. MHA uses pic of Spain-Morocco border to show flood lighting along Indo-Pak border", the Congress party's official twitter handle said.

Sharma said the government had been banking on its false publicity campaign.

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In an apparent goof-up, the home ministry in its annual report used the picture of Spain-Morocco boundary as India's border with Pakistan.

The picture with the caption 'Flood lighting along the Border' was published recently in the home ministry's annual report for 2016-17, with detailed information on flood lighting along the Indo-Pak border.

On Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq allegedly lauding Pakistan over its victory against England in a recent cricket match, Sharma said the matter was "immaterial".

"Who is Miwaiz, I do not know...Why are you giving them the status of a leader, I do not consider them so. It is not important for a national party to respond. Who fired crackers and who did not, it is immaterial", he said.

The former Union minister said one cannot stop people from acting against India.

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"These are immaterial matters, but it should not become a favourite national pastime because of a false debate which is being created in the country. Those who do not support the Indian team, they expose themselves.

After Pakistan's victory over England in the Champions Trophy match on Wednesday, Mirwaiz had tweeted, "As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team Pakistan. Best of luck for the finals!."

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First Published : 15 Jun 2017, 10:27:00 PM

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