The Gujarat Railway Police is facing widespread public embarrassment after it used a photo of a Pakistani train in its latest mobile app for the safety of passengers. Billed as Surakashit Safar, the app was launched by Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, on 29 February.
Left red-faced, the Gujarat Railway Police have asked the developer to remove the photo from its app.
“To make the application more attractive, the app developer had put some pictures of trains. In the process, he inadvertently used a photograph of a Pakistani train. Upon learning about it, we have asked the developer to remove it. It was an unintentional error,” Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID- Crime and Railways, Gautam Parmar, was quoted by news agency PTI.
But this did not stop Twitterati from taking potshots at ‘Modi’s Gujarat.’ Commentator Ashok Swain wrote, “Modi’s Gujarat using photo of a Pakistani train to show its progress! They used to steal the photos from Singapore or Poland, now have found out even Pakistan is better.”
Modi’s Gujarat using photo of a Pakistani train to show its progress! They used to steal the photos from Singapore or Poland, now have found out even Pakistan is better. https://t.co/DHPZHuGGvB via @ndtv
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) March 2, 2020
Here are some more tweets on this topic:
The understream is strong between BJP & Pakistan.
In an embarrassment for the Gujarat railway police, a mobile application is launched for the safety of passengers “inadvertently” carried a photograph of a Pakistani train.
— MATTS (@MATTSMATTS) March 2, 2020
Ye Ishq ( of biryani khane aur khilane walo ka) nahi assan…
Dil hai ke janta nahi…his love for Pakistan is eternal
— Jaane bhi do Yaro (@mat_jane_de_yar) March 2, 2020
BJP RSS cant survive without Pakistan
— Maninder Singh cheema (@Maninder2331) March 2, 2020
Thuggery and Modi are synonymous.
— Paash (@paash_rublikash) March 2, 2020
The mobile app is expected to allow a passenger in distress to contact concerned authorities for urgent help.