Following India’s historic move to strip Article Article 370, which granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a subsequent bill aimed to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories, Pakistanis on Twitter couldn’t stop themselves from expressing the devastation that swept them following India’s audacious move.
A large number of Pakistanis, who had no idea what was transpiring back in India were taken aback by the government’s decision to do away with the partition relic of Article 370 and proceed in the direction of greater assimilation of the state with the Indian Union. Dejected Pakistanis took to Twitter to lament about India’s dare-devilry vis-a-vis Kashmir.
Ghazwa-e-Hind proponent, Zaid Hamid, who was in the news for receiving lashes from Saudi Arabia regime had a meltdown on Twitter as he questioned Pakistan’s inability of having no intel input about the abolition and Modi government’s utter secrecy in doing away with Article 370.
Nation is angry and hurt…
How in earth did Modi pull this off while Pakistan knew nothing, said nothing, did nothing….
All eyes and hopes on army now…
It’s the ultimate test of courage, leadership & prestige of GQB also. It will decide how history will remember him. https://t.co/4nwObg7joZ
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) August 5, 2019
He lost his mind so much that in a series of tweets in Urdu he asked the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to resign over India’s revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan’s foreign minister too took to Twitter to announce that Pakistan ‘condemns and rejects’ India’s proposals.
Pakistan condemns & rejects announcements made today by Indian Government regarding Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. We intend to firmly highlight our stance in our meetings with the US delegation visiting Pakistan and with the International Community at large. 1/2
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) August 5, 2019
Seems like Pakistan has forgotten that it really doesn’t have a say in internal matters of India.
Pakistani senior journalist Hamid Mir was also gobsmacked by India’s move to scrap Article 370. Trotting out the age-old accusation that India acted in contravention to the United Nations, Mir proceeded to equate Prime Minister Modi with General Dyer who ordered the massacre of thousands of innocents in Jallianwala Bagh in 1919.
Indian Govt declared an open war against @UN by trying to remove article 370 from its constitution @narendramodi imposed Martial Law in Jammu & Kashmir and behaving like Micheal Dyer who ordered bloodshed in Jalianwala Bagh in 1919 mark ny words he will become Gorbachev of India
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) August 5, 2019
And there were still Pakistanis who were hoping against hopes that Kashmir will someday merge with Pakistan.
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) August 5, 2019
There has been quite a meltdown on the Indian side too, who perhaps never wanted peace to return to the valley. PDPD chief Mehbooba Mufti and the last chief minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir said that today was the darkest day in the history of democracy. This, surprisingly, wasn’t in reference to the fact that MPs of her party tore the Constitution in the Parliament and later, when asked to leave, tore their own clothes as a mark of protest against the revocation of special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir.