Pulwama Attack: Protest against Pakistan but backlash against Kashmiris
After the attack on CRPF Convoy in South Kashmir’s Lethpora area, people all over India including liberals, celebrities, civil society members, politicians, cricketers, news channels are impressing upon Government of India to take revenge from Pakistan but in the meantime Kashmirs living across India are the worst sufferers.
Kashmiris living in different parts of India are scary and dumbfound. A large number of videos are viral showing how goons are attacking and intimidating Kashmiris living outside India. Students are fearing for their lives in Dehradun, Ambala, Chandigarh and other parts.
Interestingly in Jammu which is the part of this state, goons are free to attack anyone from Muslim community. Traders bodies from Kashmir have alleged that police have been given a free hand to goons who belong to Hinduvta parties to attack Kashmiris. Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze while the quarters of Kashmiri employees were stoned.
“From Prime Minister to peon, everyone is talking of revenge. IndiaWantsRevenge is the hashtag that is trending across India. If they really want to take revenge, why to attack people of Kashmir. Their attitude simply shows Kashmir is not the part of India,” said a trader to Kashmir News Trust.
The hatred propagating on social media is unstoppable. A Journalist posted on facebook that a Kashmiri is the only fellow who is unsafe both in Kashmir and outside.
“In the name of hyper-nationalism goons are allowed to propagate and practice hate and violence which should be stopped,” said a Kashmiri employee.
The news channels in India have virtually converted their studios into war zones, busy in propegating hate. "One fails to understand whether they want to heal the wounds of Kashmiris or trying to add salt to injuries. This is going to backfire and will certainly alienate more people who are already alienated."
Even those Muslims are not being spared who have shown outrage over the killings of 49 CRPF in the attack. Only hatemongers are in sight all over social media. However, there are the people who talk sane and understand the situation. "General Elections are approaching and anything is possible this time around."
Here are some of the tweets from Indian with regard to Lethpora attack:
— hari krishna (@hkrishnagooty) February 16, 2019
Loss of loved one changes the entire course for families. D #PulwamaAttack is sad, horrific and brutal. D only way we can prevent more loss of life is to denounce war/violence, and not ask for one.
— Pawan Bali (@bali23) February 15, 2019
बेटा, कभी वक्त मिले तो २०१४ से पहले का देश का इतिहास पढ़ लेना। इतनी उछलकूद के साथ प्रदर्शित सबसे तेज़ चैनल के एंकर का अज्ञान शर्मनाक लगता है । हास्यास्पद तो वह है ही। https://t.co/gX3WQp15mK
— Mrinal Pande (@MrinalPande1) February 16, 2019
War is a problem disguised as a solution. Peace comes from understanding, not friendship.
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) February 16, 2019
PM Modi has said that sacrifice made by the jawans in Pulwama will not go in vain. However, we don't trust him and his government anymore, said wife of slain CRPF jawan Pradeep Singh#PulwamaTerrorAttackhttps://t.co/PfrdpM0ToL
— India Today (@IndiaToday) February 16, 2019
Happens every time. Govt in Centre, President's Rule in state. But blame for terror attacks: opposition, liberals, JNU etc etc. https://t.co/xjt3ZAlrXN
— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) February 16, 2019
To me it is clear that the Pulwama dastardly act was avoidable. The PM therefore needs to fix responsibility and punish those guilty of gross irresponsibility, besides retaliating massively against Pakistan
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 16, 2019
Videos showing #Kashmiris facing communal backlash in different parts of the country following the deadly suicide bombing in #Pulwama have gone viral on social media. JEHANGIR ALI reports: https://t.co/AVLeMiptYQ #Kashmir
— The Citizen (@TheCitizen_in) February 16, 2019
Came on WhatsApp 👍 pic.twitter.com/oAYcqT89cz
— L (@larissafernand) February 16, 2019
Arun ji is hosting a lavish wedding party for a close friend in his gigantic official bungalow this evening
What happened to Prime Minister’s diktat of mourning & restraint in light of the Pulwama attacks ?
He could have avoided it
— Sid (@sidmtweets) February 16, 2019
Don't talk nonsense. Enough people have spoken out against the pellet guns. And baby Hiba too. https://t.co/Hi89aEIVnk
— Man Aman Singh Chhina (@manaman_chhina) February 16, 2019
Shameless behavior of the so called proud nationalists. Rahul Gandhi’s image photoshopped, shown with Pulwana suicide bomber. https://t.co/k3gzZ9ploU
— SamSays (@samjawed65) February 15, 2019
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) February 16, 2019
If we love india and it's unity in diversity stop hounding and abusing #Kashmiris. Just stop the hate.
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) February 16, 2019
My sincere appeal to all Kashmiri boys and girls to maintain calm, dignity and civility. Show grace under pressure, wherever you are. Do not respond to abuse, filth, threats and uncivil behaviour. Maintain dignity of highest order. Do not react, don't be provoked. Stay safe!
— Gowhar Geelani (@gowhargeelani) February 16, 2019
— scroll.in (@scroll_in) February 16, 2019
— Tribune Life & Style (@ETLifeandStyle) February 16, 2019
— Press TV (@PressTV) February 16, 2019