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Pulwama Attack: Social Media takes Modi to task

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The deadly attack on a military convoy of Indian occupation forces in Occupied Kashmir has sent shockwaves through the region. As many as 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when reportedly a Jaish-e-Mohammed fighter rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were traveling in, officials said.

The fighter known as Adil Ahmed Dar was a local boy who lived 10 km away from the place of incidence. The deadly attack has unleashed a firestorm on Indian social media in which one segment is advocating bloodshed while another is advocating peace and deeper introspection.

Read more: Indian establishment responsible for Pulwama attack?

Former Occupied Kashmir’s Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was exceptional in his belief that talks were the only answer to the current conundrum. He lectured the Indian reporter, hell-bent on blaming Pakistan, over the Indian approach to Occupied Kashmir.

Other Indian intellectuals also joined in questioning the Indian attitude towards the occupied territory. Pravin Sawhney who started FORCE magazine, a magazine on strategic, defense and foreign policy issues in August 2003 was among the commentators. He was largely dismissive of Indian policy in Occupied Kashmir and called for dialogue.

He also took to task those who advocated for a military response.

Others took a jibe at the BJP government who had used its claimed surgical strikes to have defeated local resistance groups. They also castigated the supporters of the government and those who called for more violence.



Some social media users took up the case of human tragedy and called for greater empathy for the Kashmiri people.


Twitterati also pointed out that this was a reaction to Indian brutality in the occupied region which was causing the locals to start armed resistance.