The Narendra Modi led BJP government today corrected the 70 year old wrong by effectively revoking Article 370 making Kashmir part of India without any conditions and riders. Union Home Minister Amit Shah today in the Upper House of the Parliament moved the motion of integrating Kashmir by its decision on Article 370 and hence by default Article 35A.
While celebrations erupted across the country for the historic move, these old tweets of Kashmiri politicians taunting the government about removal of Article 370 are quite amusing to read.
Amusing. Amit Shah daydreams about scrapping Article 370 & PM hopes that Pak implodes. Nation wants to move on & focus on issues like unemployment, inflation, etc but BJP cant drop its obsession with Pak. This election forget real issues, divisive politics will rule the roost. https://t.co/mbU5l2QVl4
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 2, 2019
The last chief minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (because the state is now bifurcated into Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh) Mehbooba Mufti’s tweets prior to the general elections are quite ‘amusing’, in her own words.
Na nau mann tel hoga
Aur na radha nachegi
BJP’s performance in the phases held until now has been pathetic. Gathbandan’s doing very well. Therefore neither will BJP be reelected nor will they scrap Article 370. Khwaab dekhtay raho! https://t.co/0uH9Q5cobd
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 27, 2019
She had said that scrapping Article 370 is a ‘dream’. Guess dreams do come true.
Freelance protestor turned full-time politician Shehla Rashid had about a year ago dared ‘trolls ke papa’ to remove Article 370.
Arey trolls ki hi to hukoomat chal rahi hai yahan. Bolo trolls ke papa se ki himmat hai to hata ke dikhaye 370.
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) May 27, 2018
While on a discussion of airfares between Srinagar to Delhi and Mumbai, Rashid had dared ‘trolls ke papa’ (we are still not sure whom she meant) to remove Article 370. However, the man whose team ‘records it all’, was listening and her wish was fulfilled.
@Atulkbhaskar sub dhyaan me rehta hai, meri team video record karti hai
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 13, 2014
Bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal had offered PM Modi that he will watch PM Modi’s show with Bear Grylls if he ‘spares’ Article 370 and 35A.
This is what @narendramodi should do. He has an opportunity to show the way to entire world.
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) July 29, 2019
Shah Faesal hasn’t yet updated whether he will still watch the show or not.
He had even threatened that the day Article 370 and Article 35A are scrapped, ‘we will move our watches 15 minutes away from Indian Standard Time’, instigating that the state of Kashmir will demand separate region and ‘independence’.
@BJP4India manifesto promises abrogation of Article 370/35A.
It is contempt of Supreme Court as the matter is subjudice.
That apart, I challenge @BJP4India to do it.
The day it happens, we in J&K will move our watches 15 minutes away from Indian Standard Time.
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) April 8, 2019
Well, that didn’t quite age well. Speaking of ageing well, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah had also echoed similar threats. That if Article 370 goes, Jammu and Kashmir will cease to be part of Indian State.
Mark my words & save this tweet – long after Modi Govt is a distant memory either J&K won’t be part of India or Art 370 will still exist 2/n
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 27, 2014
Except, with today’s proposal of revoking Article 370, Kashmir, which had riders attached to it, is now part of India without any conditions.
India is finally one.