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Navjot Sidhu advocates dialogue: Indians call him traitor

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Indian Punjab Minister has landed in hot waters after he passed statement in favor of Pakistan on Indian popular comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.

Navjot Singh is an important cast member of the show. Considered to be one of the strongest proponents of peaceful ties between India and Pakistan Navjot Singh Sidhu was asked about his opinion on the attack on Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to the reporters outside the Punjab Assembly Sidhu expressed his opinion on the Phulwama attack and seems to have defended the people of Pakistan.

Cricketer-turned-politician wishes for peaceful relations among the two neighbouring countries. On Thursday, at least 44 Indian troops were killed in the terror attack claimed to be carried out by terrorist organization Jesh-e-Muhammad.

He said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?” He added further, “It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.”

Talking to another channel he said, “It is condemnable, it’s a cowardly act. It needs a permanent solution through dialogue, how long will the Jawans sacrifice their lives? How long will the bloodshed continue? People who do this must be punished. Hurling abuses won’t help.”

Soon the Twitter saw an outburst from the netizens as Sidhu’s comments did not go down well with them. Subsequently, the Twitterati have made the calls to remove the Navjot Singh Sidhu from the show. The top three trending were #BoycottSidhu, #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #BoycottSonyTV.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu has been several times called traitor by his fellow Indians for his inclination towards Pakistan. He endured tough reactions from India for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan last year in Islamabad. Later on, his attendance during the opening of Kartapur Border was also subjected to harsh criticism in India.

Cricketer-turned-politician wishes for peaceful relations among the two neighbouring countries. On Thursday, at least 44 Indian troops were killed in the terror attack claimed to be carried out by terrorist organization Jesh-e-Muhammad.

Read more: Pulwama Attack: Social Media takes Modi to task

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were traveling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.

Meanwhile, this is how Indian Twitter reacted:


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