New Delhi: On this day last year 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in the Pulwama terrorist attack. CRPF pays homage to the jawans who died.
"तुम्हारे शौर्य के गीत, कर्कश शोर में खोये नहीं।
गर्व इतना था कि हम देर तक रोये नहीं।"
WE DID NOT FORGET, WE DID NOT FORGIVE: We salute our brothers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation in Pulwama. Indebted, we stand with the families of our valiant martyrs. pic.twitter.com/GfzzLuTl7R
— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) February 13, 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan pays his tributes to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack.
On this day we remember them that sacrificed their lives so we could live .. https://t.co/7tOOtd9yig
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 14, 2020
What had begun as a day of homage quickly descended into a dog fight as Congress leaders question the BJP over the Pulwama attack and the subsequent (non) inquiry into the incident. A fiery blame game follows between the two parties.
Here is former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s stinging attack on the BJP with three big questions.
Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack , let us ask:
1. Who benefitted the most from the attack?
2. What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack?
3. Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack? pic.twitter.com/KZLbdOkLK5
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 14, 2020
Congress national media panelist Shama Mohamed boldly asks why NSA Ajit Doval hasn’t been sacked.Will the BJP reply?
It has been a year since the #PulwamaAttack, yet not a single person has been held accountable for the intelligence failure. Why has Ajit Doval not been sacked yet? Does the safety of our brave soldiers mean nothing to the BJP govt?#Pulwamamartyrs #PulwamaNahinBhulenge
— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) February 14, 2020
BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya hit back at Rahul Gandhi with questions of his own.
…allowed the attack? Are you, Mr Gandhi, suggesting that Pakistan is not responsible for the attack in Pulwama? Why would you insist on giving them a clean chit? Did you not see Indian forces take out terrorists in Balakot? Are you disappointed that India took resolute action? https://t.co/Eu7EYy8QZs
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 14, 2020
It’s also Valentine’s Day today and comedian Kunal Kamra feels the love.
I’m in love with you but the current regime would tell you otherwise… I’ll propose anyway India will you be valentine?
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) February 14, 2020
Only CPI member Kanhaiya Kumar can turn Valentine’s Day into a revolutionary movement.
इश्क इंक़लाब है और इंक़लाब इश्क !!
इंक़लाब ज़िन्दाबाद ✊🏻🤗#HappyValentinesDay
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) February 14, 2020
Pakistani author Ayesha Siddiqa discovers an alternate career for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Imran Khan has a bright future as chauffeur so there is still some hope for what he can do after he finishes https://t.co/UJaQXFn1UU
— Ayesha Siddiqa (@iamthedrifter) February 13, 2020
US President Donald Trump has a message for the ‘bad people’ in his government—haven’t we heard this one before?
DRAIN THE SWAMP! We want bad people out of our government!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2020
Please note, this is not news or fake news—it’s sarcasm from writer Aatish Taseer.
I am shocked — shocked! — to read that @ArvindKejriwal has taken control of @DelhiPolice, slapped PSA charges on @narendramodi and @AmitShah, placing them under house arrest until they disavow the anti-national ideology of Hindutva.
— Aatish Taseer (@AatishTaseer) February 13, 2020
Activist Umar Khalid waxes poetic for legendary poet Faiz.
बोल कि लब आज़ाद हैं तेरे
बोल ज़बाँ अब तक तेरी है
तेरा सुत्वाँ जिस्म है तेरा
बोल कि जाँ अब तक तेरी है।
बोल ये थोड़ा वक़्त बहुत है
जिस्म ओ ज़बाँ की मौत से पहले
बोल कि सच ज़िंदा है अब तक
बोल जो कुछ कहना है कह ले।
Tributes to Faiz Ahmed Faiz on his birth anniversary!
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) February 13, 2020
Current usage of the word “current’’ will never be the same after Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks about pressing the EVM button to send a current to Shaheen Bagh.
'Current regime' has acquired altogether a different connotation now.
किसको लगा #करंट?
— Archis Mohan अर्चिस (@ArchisMohan) February 14, 2020
Journalist Andy Mukherjee invents a new word for the mobile company, Vodafone.
— Andy Mukherjee (@andymukherjee70) February 14, 2020
Let’s play a game – Spot the difference!
Spot the difference. pic.twitter.com/Hj6Iyw2zTE
— Karthik (@beastoftraal) February 13, 2020
And for before the weekend, here’s something to pump you up.
If either one of them was a handpump it would have solved all our water problems. pic.twitter.com/ItxOm2cThy
— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) February 14, 2020