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How did you accept US phrase of 'Indian administered J&K’, Chidambaram asks Modi govt

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 28 Jun 2017, 15:06:34 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Former Union Home Minister today castigated the Narendra Modi government for its silence on the US describing Jammu and Kashmir as “Indian administered” in an official statement just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday.

“US’ official statement used the phrase ‘Indian- administered Jammu and Kashmir’. How did India accept this?” Chidambaram tweeted.  

On Monday, while designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, the US State Department said the militant group had claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir”, which injured 17 people.

In a series of tweets, Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala on Tuesday also targeted the Narendra Modi government for accepting US phrase of 'Indian administered J&K’.

“Modiji and BJP drumbeat and preach ‘Pseudo Nationalism' every day. India asks—why have you accepted US phrase of 'Indian administered J&K’?” Surjewala tweeted.

“Empty chest thumping, false bravado and captive TV studio warfare by BJP government cannot hide its failures in compromising National Security,” he added.

(With PTI inputs)