Shiromani Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa called out Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry after he made an absurd appeal in an attempt to divide the Indian Forces in Jammu and Kashmir over communal lines.
In a video, Sirsa called out Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Minister, and told him that he has hurt the sentiments of people who are "true patriots and unwavering sentinels of India."
Ch Fawad Hussain... just because u write a tweet in Punjabi doesn’t make you a well-wisher!— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) August 13, 2019
You have hurt Punjabis with your words because we all are known to be true patriots and unwavering sentinels of India@fawadchaudhry @ANI @republic @TimesNow @News18India @zeenews pic.twitter.com/fYmYhFhqeP
He said, "Fawad Chaudhary is unaware of the true spirit and commitment of the Punjabi soldiers. He said that Punjabi and Sikhs soldiers have always led from the front to protect the country and mere using Punjabi script won’t do anything for Fawad Chaudhary to incite Punjabis."
The attempt by Pakistan Minister to meddle in India's domestic affair came after the abrogation of Article 370 and the global community's silence despite Pakistan's desperate endeavors to disrupt peace.
Even US President Donald Trump made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table anymore, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday.
India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said that America's decades-old policy on Kashmir has been no mediation but to encourage India and Pakistan to resolve their differences bilaterally.
"President Trump has made it very clear that his offer to mediate on Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on both India and Pakistan accepting it. Since India has not accepted the offer of mediation, he has made it clear that this is not on the table anymore, Shringla told Fox News, the favourite news channel of the US president.
Along with that, even as the government, the Home Ministry, the state Police in Jammu and Kashmir and Republic TV ground report shows that there has been absolute peace in Jammu and Kashmir, mischievous elements have been continuously propagating fake news in an attempt to cause disruption in the valley. Calling out the fake news peddled regarding the situation of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. However, Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF called out the 'malicious content.'
Republic had posed the question to the MEA on what action the ministry will take against Pak-backed social media accounts peddling fearmongering and warmongering. Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar:
"Yes, we will see if there are handles which are pushing out a narrative which is incendiary, which is promoting violence then I think that is something which we will definitely take into account. That again brings me to the original point that from their side, they would like to project a panic situation and they would like to project a war-like situation and that is why we don't feel that is the case and neither I think, the international community feels that there is a war-like situation that exists," he said.
(With PTI inputs)