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Delhi govt s ad referring Sikkim as separate nation stokes controversy

An advertisement for recruitment of civil defence volunteers by the Delhi government stoked a controversy on Saturday after it referred the people of Sikkim as subject along with those from Bhutan and Nepal, prompting the BJP and Congress to launch a scathing attack on the AAP dispensation. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal suspended a senior official responsible for the error in the advertisement. A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with immediate effect for publishing an Advertisement which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by making incorrect reference to Sikkim on the same lines as some neighbouring countries, he tweeted. Zero tolerance for such gross misconduct! Direction has also been given immediately to withdraw the offensive advertisement, he said in another tweet. The advertisement for recruitment of civil defence volunteers published in newspapers on Saturday mentioned under eligibility criteria Citizen of India or a ...

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