Fawad tells Indian major to focus on Kashmiris’ slogans instead of Mushahidullah’s video

Senator Khan and Chaudhry resorted to name-calling after the latter interrupted the opposition lawmaker’s speech during the televised session. Chaudhry hurled a volley of abuses at Khan after he referred to him as “Dabbu”.

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Federal Minister for Science & Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain trolled a retired Indian major on Twitter and asked him to hear the slogan of the Kashmiri people instead of sharing a video of Pakistan’s parliament where Chaudhry exchanged harsh words with a fellow legislature.

The joint session of parliament momentarily turned into a brawl after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader exchanged harsh words on August 7.

Senator Khan and Chaudhry resorted to name-calling after the latter interrupted the opposition lawmaker’s speech during the televised session. Chaudhry hurled a volley of abuses at Khan after he referred to him as “Dabbu”.

The parliament session was called to debate the future course of action in the wake of India’s August 5 decision to scrap Occupied Kashmir’s special status.

“Can someone switch him off… he’ll take some time in learning how to respect others,” remarked Khan. Chaudhry, in response, tried to pounce on to the opponent, but, other lawmakers held him back and calmed the two parties down.

Mushahidullah is my Problem: Chaudhry

When Major (retd) Gaurav Arya shared the video and tagged Chaudhry, the latter told him that it was hardly a reason for Indian extremist to be happy about it because what matters is that he should open his ear and hear the slogans the Kashmiri people have been chanting; #KashmirBanayGaPakistan.

It is not clear why Chaudhry has misspelled the Indian veteran’s name and changed his designation in his tweet. He has called him a general instead of a major.

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“Dear Gen Guarav. Mushadullah is my prob, if he abused me its hardly a reason for Indian extremist to be happy about it, what matters is open your EAR’S and Listen #KashmirBanayGaPakistan,” he replied to the Indian defense analyst.

In his tweet, the Indian major reminded his followers that “Fawad is the same minister who wanted to attack India over Kashmir”.

The parliament session was called to debate the future course of action in the wake of India’s August 5 decision to scrap Occupied Kashmir’s special status.

What did India do?

On August 5, India’s government revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir and rushed through a presidential decree in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region.

Under the article, the president of India can revoke 370 only on advice from the constituent assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced the presidential order and the bill in Parliament on August 5. Through the order, India has revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution thereby ending the special autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reportedly, the bill further bifurcates the Indian occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories namely; the Union Territory of J&K and the Union Territory of Ladakh. While the Union Territory of J&K will have a legislature, the Union Territory of Ladakh will be without a legislature.

This means that there will be elections in Jammu and Kashmir but the legislature will be under the President of India who will be represented by a lieutenant governor. It is also likely that the legislature remains dissolved for an extended period, continuing direct rule by the lieutenant governor.

Article 370

As originally envisaged, Article 370 formed the basis of Kashmir’s special and autonomous status and the article has governed the accession and relationship of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir with India under the Indian Constitution. After it was revoked, the pro-India political leaders Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and others said that revoking Article 370 means a break in the relationship between the state and India.

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Under the article, the president of India can revoke 370 only on advice from the constituent assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. The constituent assembly was dissolved in 1957 and replaced by the legislative assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, which was dismissed last year after the BJP-PDP [Peoples Democratic Party] alliance.

The current presidential order replaces the legislative assembly in Article 370 with the governor of Jammu and Kashmir thereby using the governor’s consent as the consent of the state. This may be challenged in an Indian court in the coming days.

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