Pakistani Establishment’s India Paranoia

The Pakistani establishment’s paranoia about India appears to have reached fever pitch, from writing letter to the UNICEF to ask for removal of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra as a goodwill ambassador to accusing social media giants of bias because of their ‘Indian employees.’

When Facebook and twitter suspended several Pakistani social media accounts for posting messages in support of violent action against Kashmir, the response of the head of ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor was to blame “Indian staff” working for these social media giants.

The government of Pakistan has also “lodged an official complaint with the United Nations, demanding the removal of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as a UN goodwill ambassador over her “support for war” amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. In a letter to the UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore, Pakistan’s human rights minister Shireen Mazari accused the 37-year-old actress and former Miss World of publicly endorsing the position of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government in Indian-administered Kashmir.”

Maybe some introspection is needed. Social media giants the world over are cracking down on any kind of hate speech and that is the reason accounts have been suspended. Irrespective of the legality or illegality of the Indian action, calling for jihad or war with India is not going to help Pakistan’s cause or image.

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