'Kashmir Is A Country’ Remark Of Punjab Cong Leader Triggers Controversy

AAP Demands Clarification From Sidhu

Amritsar: A statement by Malvinder Singh Mali, advisor to Punjab Congress unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu, has triggered controversy after Mali on his Facebook account, wrote, “Kashmir is a country of Kashmiris, in accord with the agreement when it left India in 1947 and in violation of the UNO decision, Kashmir was cut into two pieces, which has been occupied by Pakistan and India."

Mali has written these things while posting a picture of Lal Chowk in Kashmir lit by the tricolor on August 15.

Singh, has been a strong critic of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and the state government's style of functioning.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab in-charge and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Jarnail Singh on Tuesday sought Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu’s clarification on the remarks made by Mali.

Addressing a Press conference, Singh said it is unfortunate that the advisor to the Punjab Congress president has described Kashmir as a separate country.

“In fact, this is not the remark of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor, but the truth of Sidhu’s own thinking. Sidhu is asking his advisers to say what he wants to. What bravery is this? Sidhu should show courage to say whatever he wants to about Kashmir or about the collusion between Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the AAP leader said.


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