India’s Kashmir fetish is not hidden from anyone. Invariably, Kashmir is shown as the face of entire J&K in popular media too. This year’s Republic Day tableau from J&K is ready and as usual, is representing Kashmir again. While ignoring other cultures and entities of the state has become almost a norm at these parades another blunder has come to light.
Since yesterday, people have been sharing image of J&K’s tableau and many are pointing to one glaring mistake, i.e. the spelling of Jammu in Devnagari script. It is written as जम्मु where it should have been जम्मू.
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The same mistake has been committed before too. Here is the Republic day tableau Jammu & kashmir 2016
But it has never been the same. There have been times when Jammu was spelled right; whether it was highlighted (as in 2015) or not (as in this 2010 picture below)
Let us wait and watch and Jai Hind in advance.