Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology in Pakistan, has issued an appeal to Punjabis in India to refuse to serve the Indian Army in Kashmir.
ਮੈਂ ਇੰਡੀਅਨ ਆਰਮੀ ਵਿਚ ਸਾਰੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਜਵਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ ਕਿ ਇੰਡੀਅਨ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਮਜ਼ਲੂਮ ਕਸ਼ਮੀਰੀਆਂ ਤੇ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਜ਼ੁਲਮ ਦੇ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਆਪਣੀ ਆਰਮੀ ਡਿਊਟੀ ਤੋਂ ਇਨਕਾਰ ਕਰ ਦਿਓ !!
I appeal to all Punjabis in Indian army to refuse to be part of injustice/zulm and deny duty in Kashmir
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 13, 2019
The bizarre appeal, which shows how desperate the clueless leaders of Pakistan are, demonstrates that Pakistanis are clutching at straws after being refused support by even their supposed allies over the Kashmir issue. Fawad’s tweet is receiving befitting replies from Indians on the social media network.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, BJP Delhi spokesperson, said that the Indian Army is saying in one voice that they will thrash the likes of Fawad with shoes.
ਇੰਡਿਯਨ ਆਰਮੀ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਜਵਾਨ ਇਕ ਆਵਾਜ ਚ ਕਹ ਰੇ ਨੇ ਨੀ ਕਿ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਜੁਤੀਆਂ ਮਾਰ-ਮਾਰ ਗੰਜਾ ਕਰ ਦੇਣਾ । ਫ਼ੋਰ ਤੇਰੇ ਕਾਲਕ ਮਲ ਕੇ ਖੋਤੇ ਤੇ ਘੁਮਾਨਾ । https://t.co/Tz3YtA5RO2
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) August 13, 2019
Another user pointed out that Sikhs occupy the highest positions in the Indian Army and they serve the country with complete devotion. He said, and correctly so, that the men in uniform in Indian Army are Indian before they are Punjabis or Sikhs.
Just so that you know – our Air Chief Marshal is a #Sikh . Our Navy Chief is a Sikh. Our Northern Commander of Army is a Sikh. Corps commander Kashmir is a Sikh. Head of Strategic Forces is a Sikh. But you know what, they identify themselves as Indians and not punjabis or Sikhs. https://t.co/sU1u6YyajB
— Velociraptor 🇮🇳 (@raptorsworld) August 13, 2019
Others pointed out that a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was recently vandalized in Pakistan. That Pakistan should be the last to appeal to Punjabis.
I am convinced that ISI ordered the vandalism on Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue in Pakistan.
It was vandalized by Khadim Rizvi , same Khadim Rizvi who is puppet of Pakistani Panjabi Army https://t.co/pFwJMCPTW6
— Jiggs 🇮🇳 Minister at Large (@Sootradhar) August 13, 2019
Pakistanis are having a meltdown on social media ever since the abrogation of Article 370. The thorough refusal by the international community to stand by them has left them with very few options. The state of their economy offers them very little leeway to consider any serious military options. Furthermore, India has demonstrated in recent times that Pakistan’s proxy war will attract a disproportionate retaliation.
In absence of any substantive options, Pakistanis have been reduced to spouting inanities on social media. Surely, even Fawad is aware that Indians serving in the Army are far too patriotic to succumb to Pakistan’s insidious designs. However, since no other real options exist on the table, he has decided to attempt to sow seeds of division within the Indian Army, an attempt that is doomed to fail.