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Chandigarh uses photos of US soldiers on its Martyrs Day posters #HaHanews

Chandigarh civic body

Headlines Today  Chandigarh, March 23, 2015 |

The MCC hoardings showed three soldiers wearing the US flag on their uniforms.

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The MCC hoardings showed three soldiers wearing the US flag on their uniforms.The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) was left red faced after it put up photographs of American soldiers instead of Indian Army men on its hoardings commemorating Martyrs Day.The MCC hoardings showed three soldiers wearing the US flag on their uniforms.

The hoardings were, however, taken off after an uproar over the goof-up. The authorities were replacing these with the posters of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Mayor Poonam Sharma reportedly admitted the mistake, saying the pictures might have been downloaded from the internet and that she was looking into the matter.

The hoardings were put up across the Union territory even as Prime MinisterNarendra Modi visits Punjab on Monday to pay homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala, where their last rites were performed in 1931.

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