As things became clear yesterday, the Indian claim about surgical strikes was all but rubbished after news broke that no such thing occurred. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement confirmed this.
What the Indians were calling a ‘surgical strike’ was in fact LoC violations. Local news reported that one Indian soldier was also in custody with the Pakistani authorities. So much for the ‘surgical strike’ claim.
Looking at the bigger picture, these attacks have been conducted to deflect the unfair hold of India in Kashmir.
But the Indian public and their stars, were fed a lie by their own government about the so-called surgical strikes. In fact, many Indian artists and sportspeople came out in support of their government on Twitter, spreading the lie that they didn’t bother to question at all.
Here is how the Bollywood stars turned in support for their government and their mindless agenda.
Thnx Indian army for the action against terrorism.V should all pray for safety & well being of our Indian soldiers. pic.twitter.com/7gltoNP937
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 29, 2016
Proud of the Indian Army for successfully carrying out the anti-terrorism operation.Glad the Government took this bold step,was about time!
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 29, 2016
Namaskar. Mujhe garv hai hamare veer jawano pe,hamare pradhan matri ji aur raksha mantri ji pe. Jai Hind !Vande Mataram !
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 29, 2016
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 29, 2016
— Sneha Rajani (@SnehaRajani) September 29, 2016
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) September 29, 2016
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 29, 2016
Oye Oye well said sir … https://t.co/ac1j4DuP5U
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) September 29, 2016
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 29, 2016
JAI HIND! 🇮🇳
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 29, 2016
Super proud that terrorism is spoken to in the language they understand.Let's unite borders by uniting against terrorism. #IndianArmy ki Jai
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) September 29, 2016
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 29, 2016
We are proud of #IndianArmy for taking pre-emptive action & repelling terrorists' attempt to destabilise peace & tranquillity in the region.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) September 29, 2016
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Along with the Bollywood stars, the Indian cricket team did not hold back either with likes of Sehwag and Dhoni involved too.
Salute to Indian Army.
The boys have played really well.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 29, 2016
Indian Army🙏🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 #SurgicalStrike 💪💪💪
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 29, 2016
All hail Indian Army.
They are truly the best.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 29, 2016
These are just some of the reactions from well-known Indian faces. In war, it is often said that truth is the first casualty. Let us hope that things cool down before they reach the point of no return.
And most importantly, in the age of social media, people really should think twice before they tweet.
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