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US President Donald Trump Trolled After His Absurd Kashmir Statement

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

After Donald Trump exhibited his preposterous knowledge on the Kashmir issue by citing 'religion' to be the cause of conflict between India- Pakistan rather than a territorial issue, for "hundreds and hundreds" of years, netizens took on the US President for his foot in the mouth moment.

In a statement that lacked historical facts over Jammu and Kashmir, Donald Trump claimed that the Prime Ministers of both nations, Modi and Imran Khan. 

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Here is what netizens had to say over Donald Trump's statement:

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Donald Trump's statement

In a statement that reeked of ignorance towards the historic issue of Jammu and Kashmir, Donald Trump claimed that heads of both the countries, PM Modi and Pak PM Imran Khan were caught in skirmish due to 'religion' in the Kashmir valley.

Donald Trump had said, "We have been having these talks for hundreds of years, even under a different name, but this is about Kashmir and Kashmir is a very complicated place. We have the Hindus and the Muslims, and I wouldn't say they get along so great and that's what you have right now. You have millions of people that want to be ruled by others, maybe on both sides and you have two countries that haven't gotten along for a long time and frankly its a very explosive situation. I spoke to Prime Minister Khan and I spoke with Prime Minister Modi. They are both friends of mine, they are great people. They both love their countries and they're in a very tough situation." 

"Kashmir is a very tough situation. This has been going on for decades, shooting, I don't mean shooting, like with a rifle, I mean, the major shooting of like heavy arms. But as you know, I get along with both of them. Prime Minister Khan was here recently, and I'm going to be with Prime Minister Modi over the weekend in France. There are tremendous problems between both the countries and I would do the best I can, to meditate, or do something. I share a great relationship with both of them, but they are not exactly friends at this moment, its complicated situation. A lot too has to do with religion, religion is a complicated subject," Trump added.

Article 370

On August 5, PM Modi led government abrogated the Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir that provided special status to the state, and bifurcated the state into two union territories of- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. 

Soon after the diplomatic relations between the two nuclear nations further degraded as Pakistan expelled India's High Commissioner, both sides curbed the Samjhauta Express train, and Pakistan engaged in peddling fake news to irk the peace in Kashmir valley. 

 

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