Jammu: Ignored or just spelled wrong in full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2018

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.

New Delhi: The tableau of Jammu & Kashmir on display at Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the 69th Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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The same mistake has been committed before too. Here is the Republic day tableau Jammu & kashmir 2016

republic day jammu kashmir delhi

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)

The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2010, in New Delhi on January 23, 2010.

Let us wait and watch and Jai Hind in advance.


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