The wrong map was displayed on the screen for a very short duration and was corrected immediately

Morocco university wrongly shows undivided India mapFile Photo
news Map Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 13:08

In a major goof-up, a university in Morocco welcoming Vice President Hamid Ansari for a talk showed a map of undivided India, with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as part of its territory.

A display put up at Mohammed V University here for Ansari's scheduled lecture yesterday showed the error, which was noticed by a member of the Indian delegation accompanying Ansari before his arrival following which the map was immediately removed.

Ansari later visited the University to give a lecture on 'Accommodating Diversity in a Globalising World: The Indian Experience'.

The wrong map was displayed on the screen for a very short duration and was corrected immediately. The goof-up was attributed to an error by the students who were managing the display system.

Ansari's trip here is the first high-level visit to the African country after Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee went there in 1999. He will now head to Tunisia for a two-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Habib Essid.

 
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