Dhaka, Feb. 6 -- India's central ministry of culture recently claimed that the famous Tangail saree, a symbol of Bangladesh's cultural heritage, actually originated in West Bengal, India.

The country made the claim through a post on the ministry's verified Facebook page on February 1.

However, the post was removed from the page and it has not been visible since Monday, news portals said.

The Facebook post had come after Nadia, a district in West Bengal, was awarded the Geographical Indication tag a month earlier for this textile, traditionally known for its distinctive weave and design, attributed to Bangladesh.

The claim sparked criticism as it contradicts the saree's deep-rooted association with Bangladesh. The demonstrators wieldin...