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Home Ministry report features photograph of Spain-Morocco border as India-Pak border

A screenshot of MHA report features a photograph of Spain-Morocco border, while referring to India-Pakistan border.

A screenshot of MHA report features a photograph of Spain-Morocco border, while referring to India-Pakistan border.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered an enquiry on Wednesday to probe how a photograph of Spain-Morocco border made way to the Home Ministry’s annual report to showcase the floodlights installed along the India-Pakistan border.

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said, “we are enquiring into the matter and will issue an apology if there is merit in it.” The goof-up was first reported by altnews.in , an alternative news website.

The annual report, a compilation of all the projects undertaken by the Home Ministry in the past one year was tabled during the Budget session of Parliament in April.

The photograph of the Spain-Morocco border is published on page 40 of the report under the head “State-wise detail of floodlighting along India-Pakistan border.” It says that floodlights have been sanctioned for 2043.76 km along the Pakistan border, of which 1943.76 km was completed and only 100 km remained.

As per altnews.in, “Spain and Morocco have a sea between them but there are Spanish conclaves on the north coast of Africa that have a fenced and floodlit border with Morocco. The picture was taken in 2006 by a Spanish photographer, Javier Moyano.”


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