Rishi Kapoor is calling on India and Pakistan to join military forces against terrorism. Bollywood isn’t big on peace but Rishi Kapoor has a different approach. Sounds good minus the part where he’s asking the Pakistan Army to go behind their PM’s back.
Agree with @arunjaitley If Pakistan truly wants to root out terrorism as they say so,they should join hands with India to do so. We and you have nothing against our respective civilians. If Imran cannot, Pakistan Army or ISI should do it. Think!
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 10, 2019
Sitting in a hospital bed in New York, looks like Rishi Kapoor will need some more time to recover.
A Controversy Brews
This tweet was a follow up to his comments expressing displeasure (as though it matters) with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that PM Imran Khan was not taking adequate steps to eradicate terrorism in Pakistan.
So join hands… what is India waiting? Trust and let's do it
— Faisal Asad (@khumarian1) March 10, 2019
People did not take well to this comment on both sides of the border. Indians were infuriated at the idea of dropping arms and joining hands with Pakistan, the country that won’t drop the subject of Indian human rights abuses in Kashmir.
What about terrorism in Kashmir. Those who live in glass houses don’t thrown stones at other.
— Yasmin Imam (@imam_yasmin) March 10, 2019
Treat Kashmirs with respect. Think!
— msdhedhi (@msdhedhi) March 10, 2019
India, needs to change leadership. We have done it. New leadership may be more open to be more innovative in dealing and getting rid of these elements. Kashmir need to be open border. Peace will prevail. Indian media is the biggest obstacle. They are fueling negative energy
— Faisal Asad (@khumarian1) March 10, 2019
The attempt to incite Pakistan’s Armed Forces to mutiny was taken as a jibe at Imran Khan. Naturally, some Pakistanis decided to set the record straight:
Our PM and Armed Forces have categorically told the whole world for millions of times that we are ready for the mutual investigation regarding pulwama. It is your govt and forces who do not come forward in this everytime, instead accelerate war.
You THINK Mr. @chintskap
— Muhammad Wamiq Ansari (@doctorsahab_edu) March 10, 2019
It's your Govt. Who always steps back. Take examoke from ongoing situation. We are fighting against terrorism since the first terror attack. And @ImranKhanPTI CAN DO IT and he is DOING IT. Pakistani nation, Army and Govt are always united and on front to fight against terrorism.
— GulRukh Yousafzai (@megulrukhay) March 10, 2019
There were a lot of opinions
People called out Rishi’s bluff.
PAKISTAN'S leadership made clear by offering joint investigation to India. This proves willingness.On other hand it is clear that war hype is being promoted for political gains in coming election. Even a fifth grade child can see it,so can you Rishi sb.
— Staygreen (@staygreentechpk) March 10, 2019
That's what @ImranKhanPTI said the first speech he made after pulwama attack but NO NaMo had to win elections, he repeated that even AFTER Pakistan retaliated to IAF attack. He released Abhinandan to show sincerity but I guess peace will have to wait till elections.
— Omer Mallhi (@omermallhi) March 10, 2019
Some trolls even called for an Indian invasion of Pakistan.
These lessions all over , india have to take over on pakistan because their politicians can not handle the problems of civilians. Except unable to deliver veggies like tamoto. So now india have take control on pakistan and solve their problems. #Pakistan #civilproblems #India
— M K (@Mukeshdwr) March 10, 2019
Good thing someone had a befitting reply to that.
Indian govt cannot protect their own ppl from cow lynchings, mob lynchings and they want to help Pakistan. You guys need to focus on election.
— Saadia Faheem (@SirfSaadia) March 10, 2019
Then there were those who decided to indulge in yet another blame game.
Keep aside Pulwama, what did Pakistan do with Mumbai terror attackers?
-Kasab's identity was confirmed by Pakistan
-Pakistan has thrice rejected voice samples of Mumbai attack handlers. Why did Pak reject if it was not involved?
Only talks & no action isn't peace, it is bullshit
— khoob bhalo (@vikasmishra436) March 10, 2019
Both the Indian government and Indian media has always projected that Pakistan is soft on terrorism and not taking harsh enough action. Meanwhile, one attack is all it took for India to call for war.
After terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack that killed 44 Indian soldiers New Delhi has been accusing Islamabad of allowing the terrorists to operate on its soil.
The Indian government then almost incited war by violating Pakistani airspace. The Indian air force’s Balakot airstrike didn’t end well for them.
Utlimately, it was the Pakistani government that took a peaceful approach to the whole situation, and defused the rising tensions.