New Delhi: The Delhi communal riots continue on Twitter with opinion on it totally divided
First off, author Chetan Bhagat tries to make sense of the world and India’s place in it.
World markets collapse as Corona hits.
Global demand will fall.
India already suffering a weak economy will find it v difficult to recover.
Jobs growth all set to suffer. Immediate attention needed.
But hey, Hindu Muslim Hindu Muslim.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 28, 2020
Offering an alternate view from Bhagat’s assessment, here are some hilarious insights by businessman Shankar Sharma.
I am very upset with the behavior of the Indian stock market. Jab saare Global markets chaley in last 1-2 years, to chala naahi. Aur jab sab doobey, to ee sasura bhi doob gaya. Aisa thodey hota hai bhaiya
— Shankar Sharma (@1shankarsharma) February 28, 2020
Lyricist Javed Akhtar called out the Delhi Police for their inaction during the riots, and the hypocrisy that Tahir Hussain has been booked. Unsurprisingly, this has landed him into a wee Twitter soup. Here’s his comeback.
So many killed , so many injured , so many house burned , so many shops looted so many people turned destitutes but police has sealed only one house and looking for his owner . Incidentally his name is Tahir . Hats off to the consistency of the Delhi police .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 27, 2020
So convenient to misunderstand me . I am not asking why Tahir I am asking why ONLY Tahir . Why not even an FIR against those who have openly threatened violence in the presence of the police . Even the HC has reservations about the role police has played in this orgy of violence
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 27, 2020
If there’s trouble within the Aam Aadmi Party, BJP is not wasting a second to capitalise on it. Here’s the party’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya adding fuel to the fire.
In less than 20 minutes after Kejriwal reluctantly suspended Tahir Hussain amidst mounting evidence of his complicity in riot, arsoning, murder and more, AAP’s prominent Muslim face Amanatullah Khan comes out in his support. He may be targeting the BJP but his message is for CM. https://t.co/FOwuwhDHO7 pic.twitter.com/Gf42ht9DFY
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 28, 2020
Meanwhile, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra should know who provoked the ‘hate’ he speaks of here.
I don’t understand as to why should someone be killed just for a “जय श्री राम” sticker on his bike?
Why this HATE?
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 28, 2020
Delhi’s horrific violence so appalled IPS officer Pankaj Nain, he’s put out an appeal.
If you are a Hindu and you celebrate misery of a Muslim, or if you are a Muslim and you celebrate misery of a Hindu ;
You are neither a Hindu , nor a Muslim.
Be a human first .
— Pankaj Nain IPS (@ipspankajnain) February 27, 2020
Not sure what ‘reforms’ IAS officer Ashok Khemka refers to here, but wise words of wisdom, nevertheless.
'Reforms' are cited as the panacea each time there is an abject abdication of responsibilities. Moral courage to act right in difficult times will not come from 'reforms' from outside. It will come from within. If you don't have it, you cannot have it by outside 'reforms'.
— Ashok Khemka (@AshokKhemka_IAS) February 28, 2020
Reuters reporter Devjyot Ghoshal’s witty tweet will make you smirk.
While B.L. Santhosh, BJP’s general secretary, gained international recognition by telling off US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after the latter criticised the Delhi riots, you may have missed this one by BJP leader Parvesh Sahib Singh.
If you are done with aggravating situations in other countries with either no knowledge of facts or highly prejudiced views,
please leave our internal matters sovereign to us where you have no locus-standi except for using it for your personal electoral gains.
— Parvesh Sahib Singh (@p_sahibsingh) February 27, 2020
But worry not, Senator Sanders, help is at hand, in the form of lawyer Mishi Choudhary who has some advice for you.
Welcome to Indian trolls @BernieSanders if you need help managing them, ask the women who face worse every single day.
— Mishi Choudhary (@MishiChoudhary) February 27, 2020
US First Lady Melania Trump is nostalgic about her recent ‘inspirational’ trip in India.
I was inspired by the “Reading Classroom” & “Happiness Curriculum” programs at Sarvodaya School in New Delhi. Wonderful to see the principles of #BeBest are not just limited to the U.S., and can be found throughout the world. pic.twitter.com/IJ0dgYhLVy
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 27, 2020
It is not easy to shock Union Minister Smriti Irani but she is taken aback by the author a book who claims to reveal everything about her political strategy…
Best wishes for your book but I’m curious how would you know how I defeated RG in Amethi ??? I’ve never met you, never spoken to you , never has anyone remotely told me how you claim to have research! Hence, best is not to peddle my name without permission . 🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 28, 2020
An angry US President Donald Trump flags a health emergency, and no, it’s not about the coronavirus.
“Diagnosis positive: @CNN is infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’m calling out CNN for irresponsibly politicizing what should be a unifying battle against a virus that doesn’t choose sides.” @trish_regan @FoxNews Like I say, they are Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, is in a good mood. Here, she uses a plate of pork ribs to elaborate upon her ideas about universal child care.
So let's imagine @StephenAtHome is a billionaire, and that plate of ribs represents all of his money. It would just take a teeny tiny corner to pay for universal child care—and more! pic.twitter.com/Df9VY17Gpm
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 28, 2020
Meanwhile, here’s what preoccuoues the badhsah of Bollywood…
T 3454 – "A truly intelligent person is a one who can pretend to be a fool in front of a fool who pretends to be intelligent." ~ Ef b
एक उत्कृष्ट बुद्धिमान व्यक्ति वो , जो ढोंग करे की वो मूर्ख है , उस व्यक्ति के सामने , जो ढोंग करे की वो बुद्धिमान है ~ अब
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 28, 2020