A day after Article 35A was abolished and Article 370 was made ineffective by presidential order, posters sprang up in Pakistan capital Islamabad which appeared to hail the move of Modi government. In videos that have been spreading on circulating on social media, such posters are seen hanging on the median of a road in the city.
The poster says “Maha-Bharat” in large fonts, below which it reads “A step forward”. Below this heading, a tweet from ANI has been printed on the poster, which contains a quote by Shiv Sena MP Sanajy Raut. The quote says, “Aaj Jammu & Kashmir liya hai. Kal Balochistan, PoK lenge. Mujhe vishwaas hai desh ke PM akhand Hindustan ka sapna poora karenge”. (Today we have taken Jammu and Kashmir, tomorrow we will take Balochistan, PoK. I believe the PM of the country will fulfil the dream of undivided India.)
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena in Rajya Sabha: Aaj Jammu & Kashmir liya hai. Kal Balochistan, PoK lenge. Mujhe vishwaas hai desh ke PM akhand Hindustan ka sapna poora karenge. pic.twitter.com/l8Gdq64Mu2
— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2019
The Pakistani citizen named Sajid, who shot the video, said, ‘I don’t understand, as a nation where are we heading. Indians are putting their posters in our country, in our city, in front of our eyes, and we are sleeping. I can see the posters as far as I can see. You can see that the posters have put up on the streets of Islamabad’.
Another video shows a large number of same posters being unloaded from truck by a security guard. It seems that posters have been removed from the streets and were carried away in the vehicle.
Many Pakistani citizens questioned their authorities how the posters came up in the capital of the country, posting videos and photos of the posters.
Hello, sir @dcislamabad @hamzashafqaat @ICT_Police what’s going on here, who has posted these banners in the heart of Islamabad under your watch & what was the purpose & do you even know about this?
#کشمیرکاسودا_نامنظور#KashmirIntegrated #Artical370 pic.twitter.com/ldlYNjNkw4
— Siyar Ali Shah (@iSiyarAliShah) August 6, 2019
Maria Memon, a journalist with Ary News asked who is responsible for the posters, and demanded that heads must role for this.
Who is responsible for letting this happen?
Heads must Roll. pic.twitter.com/qvgCzuV4Jp
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) August 6, 2019
But if we see the posters closely, it is found that they are actually anti-India, not anti-Pakistan. If we see the map printed on the top of the map, a figure with RSS uniform can be seen superimposed on a map of greater India which includes entire South Asia. But the real give-way is the text below it, which says “Akhand Bharat Real Terror”.
Therefore, it is unlikely that Indians created and distributed the posters, it must be the work of some Pakistani citizen only. The poster has been created to imply that the act of fully integrating Jammu and Kashmir into India is a terror act by India.
It is not known who printed the posters and put it up on main roads of Islamabad.