The Election Commission of India is facing criticism after a photo of Nirbhaya rape case convict Mukesh was put on its poll awareness poster in Punjab. 


His photo as been featured alongside celebrities like Gurdan Mann and Olympian Abhinav Bindra. This has been done in a campaign poster which according to The Quint has been put up at the District Election Office in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur.


Shyam Arora, a minister in Punjab cabinet spoke to reporters regarding the matter and said that a probe must be conducted. 

It must be a case of mistaken identity. It isn’t written that he is the Nirbhaya rape convict, so could be a case of mistaken identity, we will find out

This has also garnered severe criticism on social media. 

Hopefully, the Election Commission sorts this out as soon as possible.