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05 Jul 2017

'India has a weak PM': Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi

How acceptable is the use of 'Indian-administered Kashmir'?

Congress's Rahul Gandhi has fired a salvo at 'weak' PM Narendra Modi, indirectly blaming him for not taking a stand against the US' anti-India moves.

The party vice president shared screenshots of two headlines on Twitter; one read, "H-1B didn't figure in Modi-Trump talks". The other said: "MEA accepts US use of 'administered Kashmir'".

Then he captioned the post, "India has a weak PM."

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How acceptable is the use of 'Indian-administered Kashmir'?
US dept used 'Indian-administered J&K' in notification on Syed Salahuddin

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US dept used 'Indian-administered J&K' in notification on Syed Salahuddin

A week ago, the US State Department designated Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

"Under Salahuddin's tenure as senior HM leader, HM has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people," a notification read.

The Indian foreign ministry later said the phrase was acceptable and "affirms" India's position.

Congress's series of attacks on the matter

Gandhi isn't the first Congress member to raise the issue. Earlier, former Home Minister P Chidambaram tweeted, "How did India allow this?" Party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad meanwhile termed it a "sell-out".

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