Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is urging the international community to intervene in the Kashmir issue. Read him vent his anger in this long twitter thread.
What should be obvious is the int community will be witnessing the genocide of the Kashmiris in IOK. Question is: Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of BJP govt, or will the int community have the moral courage to stop this from happening?
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 8, 2019
BJP’s national Information & Technology head Amit Malviya provides another reason to why elections in J&K have failed in the past…
Rigged elections in Kashmir led to discontent. But who rigged them? Why did those wronged not have recourse to appeal?
It was Kashmir’s political elite who rigged them, planted their own people and hid behind #Article370, which left Kashmiris disappointed.pic.twitter.com/4Y8YH2OvJO
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) August 9, 2019
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now come out in praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
एक राष्ट्र, एक परिवार के तौर पर,आपने हमने, पूरे देश ने एक ऐतिहासिक फैसला लिया है।
ऐसी व्यवस्था, जिसकी वजह से J&K और लद्दाख के हमारे भाई-बहन अनेक अधिकारों से वंचित थे,जो उनके विकास में बड़ी बाधा थी, वो अब दूर हो गई है।
– आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री जी के इस कथन से मैं शत प्रतिशत सहमत हूँ।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) August 8, 2019
Meanwhile, lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the recent revocation of Article 370 has sparked fear in the Sikh community as well. Read why.
Sikhs equate the Coup in Kashmir to 1984. The revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the ongoing lockdown in the erstwhile state has sparked fear and anger among Punjab’s Sikh community as well as the Sikh diaspora https://t.co/PDT9klzrwd
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) August 9, 2019
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi urges his party to choose a new president on Saturday since it has been without a chief for over a month now. Better late than never?
On Sat, a consensus builder party pres #INC must be selected. slightest delay is not an option. In lighter vein, I gave analogy of wise men of #Vatican locked in a room indefinitely until they got a nomination! Subsequently, it has to be followed by full intra party elections.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 9, 2019
On to happier subjects — Ram Nath Kovind looks very pleased while conferring the Bharat Ratna on his predecessor, former President Pranab Mukherjee.
President Kovind presents Bharat Ratna to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India. A statesman and one of India’s most respected political leader, Shri Pranab Mukherjee served the nation in various capacities in his long political career spanning over five decades pic.twitter.com/41fqJlnBHS
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 8, 2019
Understandably, Mukherjee’s daughter and Delhi Mahila Congress President Sharmistha Mukherjee was in high spirits.
Feeling grateful to God for letting me be my parents’ daughter. A proud moment🙏 pic.twitter.com/AUXyggLd5t
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) August 8, 2019
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hasn’t congratulated Mukherjee. He was more concerned with the flood situation in his constituency –Wayanad—so much so that he will be reaching out to PM Modi for central government assistance. Time for some hugoplacy?
The flood situation in my parliamentary constituency, #Wayanad is grim. I’m monitoring the situation closely & have spoken to the Kerala CM and key Govt officials to expedite relief.
I will be reaching out to PM Modi as well to brief him & request Central Govt. assistance. pic.twitter.com/HWN8LXgE4h
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 8, 2019
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said he was unable to visit the flooded areas of the state because of the flu. Acchoo!
ಜ್ವರದಿಂದ ಬಳಲುತ್ತಿರುವ ಕಾರಣ ನಾನು ಪ್ರವಾಹ ಪೀಡಿತ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಒಂದೆರಡು ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉತ್ತರ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ತೆರಳಿ ಜನರ ಕಷ್ಟಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗಿಯಾಗುತ್ತೇನೆ.#KarnatakaFloods
— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) August 9, 2019
Karnataka’s BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya used the Quit Indian Movement anniversary to take a dig at the Congress. Read on…
9 अगस्त को महात्मा गाँधीजी ने नारा दिया था 'अंग्रेजो भारत छोड़ो!' यह स्वाधीन भारत के लिये स्वाभिमानी भारत का संकल्प था।
यदि #INCIndia खुद को गाँधीजी की विरासत का उत्तराधिकारी मानती है, तो उसे एक परिवार की गुलामी, तुष्टिकरण और पाक समर्थक नीतियों से मुक्ति का संकल्प लेना चाहिए।
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) August 9, 2019
He’s not the only politician who is unwell: Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi had a gall bladder surgery at AIIMS in Delhi – and announced it in a most curious fashion.
एम्स, दिल्ली में उपमुख्यमंत्री के गॉल ब्लाडर में स्टोन का हुआ ऑपरेशन… pic.twitter.com/oUh5L0wu9l
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) August 9, 2019
Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi paid her respects to BJP leader Sushma Swaraj who passed away on 6 August. And saluted her husband Swaraj Kaushal who always supported her.
Today in Delhi to pay my last respects to @SushmaSwaraj. A woman who was an unparalleled communicator besides dedicating her entire life in service of her country. Salute her husband Swaraj Kaushal who was her biggest support in all that she achieved.
May her soul rest in peace.
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) August 9, 2019