The government of Jammu and Kashmir today issued an advisory for the tourists and visitors currently in the state to curtail their visits as the intelligence inputs suggested a heightened possibility of terror attacks in the Valley. However, talented spinster Rajdeep Sardesai, known for being a Modi and BJP hater, posted a tweet alluding that the advisory is a smokescreen issued to divert people’s attention away from the dire state of the Indian economy.
Leave Kashmir valley at once, Govt tells tourists, Amarnath pilgrims amidst terror threat warning. Panic buttons being pressed? Guess the ‘real’ warning on the economy will now once again be lost amidst the screaming headlines!
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 2, 2019
Sardesai implied that the government of the day is trying to deflect the nation’s attention away from the warnings given by the economy to the state of Jammu and Kashmir by flaring up tensions in the state through the issuance of advisory. He said that the ‘real’ warning on the economy will be ignored now, implying that the Kashmir warning is not real. In a press conference today, Chinar Corps Lt General KJS Dhillon had stated that there were intelligence reports suggesting increased terror attacks in the valley. The government had earlier also moved 28000 security personnel into the state, a week after moving 10000 soldiers.
However, Rajdeep, with his unmitigated disdain for the current government tweeted that the activities undertaken by the government is possibly a ruse to hide its economic failures. This presumption didn’t sit well with a lot of people on Twitter who were quick to admonish Sardesai for his fancied theories and unwarrantedly casting aspersions on the government of the day without any evidence.
Slamming Rajdeep, political analyst Shehzad Poonawalla challenged Rajdeep’s assumption asking if he meant Army is in cahoots with the government over their “panic button” strategy. Poonawalla further questioned that should the Amarnath Yatris be made cannon fodder in the light of reliable intel inputs pointing towards possible terror attacks.
Are you suggesting that this was a “fake” warning by the govt? That the Army is part of this “panic button” strategy ?? Should we allow innocent Amarnath Yatris to become sitting ducks for a terror attack from Pakistan??? Then you will call it an intelligence failure hmm https://t.co/IjsT2B5ZKp
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) August 2, 2019
One Twitter tried to knock sense into Rajdeep by saying that reviving the economy is not a single day’s task but an ongoing process. He further added that security of the country is not sacrificed at the altar of the economy and that nation’s security trumps everything else.
Reviving the economy isnt a task of a single day. Reviving economy doesnt mean u let a terror attack happen despite intel inputs. Some tasks will always have priority and hope this time 35 A is gone for good
— Anubrata Choudhury (@anubratach) August 2, 2019
Another Twitter user highlighted how Rajdeep Sardesai is trivialising the issue of security of Amarnath pilgrims despite the recovery of lethal weapons such as M-24 sniper and Pakistan made IEDs from the Valley.
this bafoon is underplaying the threat to yatris when army found snipers and mines u will not be talking like this if ur loved ones r there in kashmir. i suggest u to undertake yatra right now alone
— sameera madabhushi (@sameerasame) August 2, 2019
A Twitter user who goes by the name Vin Sinners stated that because of such tweets, Rajdeep’s credibility has been continuously dwindling. Calling out Rajdeep’s hypocrisy, Vin said god-forbid if any attack takes place on the Amarnath Yatris, Rajdeep would be the first one to hold Amit Shah in the dock for failing to provide security to the pilgrims.
You see this is EXACTLY why you’re losing / lost credibility. If there is an attack on the pilgrims, you’d be the first to jump on it and say the state of affairs under @AmitShah is hopeless.
A country can deal with 2 things at the same time. Apparently media cannot.
— Vin Sinners (@vinsinners) August 2, 2019
A country, as large and resourceful as India is fully capable and proficient in handling two disparate events such as faltering economy and National Security threat simultaneously. However, Rajdeep, from his long-standing habits, couldn’t stop undermining the country and its Armed forces, just because his preferred politicians are not at the helm of the affairs.