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Pakistan Twitter space erupted in anger after the Indian Parliament presented a move to annul Article 370, revoking Jammu Kashmir’s special status and converting it into a state union. While India hails the decision, Pakistani celebrities and observers continue to express their wrath towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian military.
Have we conveniently blocked what we don’t want to address? This is beyond lines drawn on sand, it’s about innocent lives being lost! Heaven is burning and we silently weep. #Istandwithkashmir #kashmirbleeds
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 5, 2019
Twitter erupted with fierce remarks and comments of disapproval from millions of Pakistani users including scores of Pakistani celebrities. Twitter became a platform to vent out frustration and anger for the thousands of Pakistanis and Indians, who extensively rebutted the Indian government to include Kashmir as part of India, against the will of Kashmiris.
The largest democracy of the world is making the greatest mockery of democracy. Kashmir stay strong. Hope For peace in the valley some day soon.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) August 5, 2019
The entire Pakistani celebrities including Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan, Faysal Qureshi, Feroze Khan, Shaan, Veena Malik, and Hamza Ali Abbasi condemned PM Modi’s regressive act to sabotage the seven decades-old freedom movement of Kashmiris. In their separate messages they expressed their solidarity with the Kashmiris, stating that they have and will continue to support the Kashmir cause. Others moaned that India with its decision to coerce Kashmiris to embrace Indian nationality slapped its claims of being the world’s biggest secular democracy.
Pakistani netizens hailed the collective response of Indian celebrities on social media asserting that they have the potential to raise and fight for the Kashmir issue globally.
Many even raised their voice against the continued alienation of Kashmir valley from the rest of the world following the siege imposed since the past few days.
Social media activist Hamza Ali Abbasi encouraged fellow celebrities to collectively raise their voice against Indian atrocities in Kashmir on social media.
“#OperationKashmir Heartbreaking to see most of the stuff some Indians are posting about Kashmiris under this hashtag! The hateful mocking, the humiliating jokes! Shame on all of U who r saying such things. The more u oppress, the more closer Kashmir is getting to freedom Insha Allah,” wrote Hamza Ali Abbasi on Twitter.
Singer-cum-actor Farhan Saeed also demanded the resolution of Kashmir through peace and dialogue and urged the Indian government to respect their rights of self-determination.
“The largest democracy of the world is making the greatest mockery of democracy. Kashmir stay strong. Hope For peace in the valley someday soon,” wrote Fakhr-e-Alam.
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“Have we conveniently blocked what we don’t want to address? This is beyond lines drawn on sand, it’s about innocent lives being lost! Heaven is burning and we silently weep. #Istandwithkashmir #kashmirbleeds,” wrote Mahira Khan.
Not only Pakistani entertainers, but Pakistani journalists in huge numbers rallied in support of the Kashmir cause. Pakistani netizens hailed the collective response of Indian celebrities on social media asserting that they have the potential to raise and fight for the Kashmir issue globally.
(1/3) I appeal to all Pakistani artists, especially those with the most following on social media, ask urselves with utmost sincerity tht why do u not raise a voice for KASHMIR? Is it bcz u genuinely think it won't make a difference? Or…. #KashmirUnderThreat
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) August 4, 2019
#OperationKashmir Heartbreaking to see most of the stuff some Indians r posting abt Kashmiris under this hashtag! The hateful mocking, the humiliating jokes! Shame on all of U who r saying such things. The more u oppress, the more closer Kashmir is getting to freedom Insha Allah.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) August 4, 2019
#StandwithKashmir always and forever. Hoping, wishing and praying for peace in Kashmir
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) August 5, 2019
#article370 being revoked is dangerous, arrogant and an injustice to #kashmir. Making a bad situation worse is not the solution this region needs, definitely not what the Kashmiri people deserve. #KashmirBleeds
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) August 5, 2019
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) August 4, 2019
The use of cluster bombs in Kashmir is in clear violation of the Geneva Convention. There is no justification for it whatsoever. These are simple war crimes – the world has to wake up and put a stop to these atrocities NOW! #SaveKashmirSOS #KashmirBleeds
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 4, 2019
Indian forces cannot stop the Kashmiris from their right of self-determination by resorting to such atrocities, Independence is the fundamental right of Kashmiri people and no one can deprive them of their basic right through the use of force. #SaveKashmirSOS #KashmirBleeds
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) August 4, 2019
Why is the world quite?!?! How come this brutality in kashmir is being ignored?!? Have we lost all humanity!!!?! Its time to raise our voices!! Its time to stand with kashmir! Its time to end this brutality and injustice!#KashmirBleeds #KashmirNeedsAttention
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) August 4, 2019
Where is UNHRC?
It’s inhumane. #Kashmir
Do we live in such dark times ?Countless conventions to protect human lives? What about all the rights & rules we are taught in the books? Do they mean anything? #SaveLivesinKashmir #KashmirBleed @UN @UNICEF_Pakistan
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) August 4, 2019
Kashmir is not an autonomous state anymore – where the fuck is the justice.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) August 5, 2019