India map used at reception for Justin Trudeau omitted Jammu and Kashmir

Another controversy has hit Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to India as a map misrepresenting Jammu and Kashmir was put up at the event he was speaking at. A map showing a distorted Jammu and Kashmir – without entire Pakistan administered Kashmir area including Gilgit and Baltistan – was placed at an event in New Delhi where the Canadian PM and his wife were speaking at.

The missteps during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to India are multiplying. According to a columnist in the Ottawa Citizen, among these mistakes was a map of India used at the official dinner reception at the Canadian high commissioner’s residence in New Delhi had deleted the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In his column, Terry Glavin noted that “mercifully overlooked last week: a map of India displayed at last Thursday night’s High Commission party in New Delhi omitted the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir – the shell-shocked, heavily militarised Muslim-majority Indian state that Pakistan claims as its own territory.”

Glavin went on to write, “Imagine the Indian High Commission in Ottawa throwing a party and showing off a huge map of Canada with Quebec missing, and you get the picture.”

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