Article 370: Afridi’s twitter cry bares Pakistan’s frustration, Gambhir responds

Security analysts in Pakistan are now alarmed and stoking fear that if Pakistan's ruling establishment fails to move the international community over PM Modi's daredevilry act, then one cannot remain certain over the future of PoK

Bhubaneswar: With the Modi government bringing in a new calculus in the Jammu and Kashmir post the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcating the State into two units – J&K and Ladakh, the paradigm move has left the neighbour shell-shocked, especially when the country was making a lot of song and dance over US President Donald Trump’s offer to become an arbitrer on Kashmir.

How the masterstroke of PM Modi grounded the neighbour’s hope is well evident from Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi aka Boom Boom’s tweet.

The affluent all-rounder and former Pak skipper Shahid Afridi bowled an arm ball today over the scrapping of Article 370. He tweeted, Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping? The unprovoked aggression & crimes being committed in Kashmir against #Humanity must be noted. The @POTUS must play his role to mediate.

The tweet of Afridi tagging the twitter handle of US President (@POTUS) and @UN, while tweeting about the rescind order of 370 speaks the level of frustration in the neighbouring country. And they have now bet their hopes more on US and UN to address the Kashmir issue.

However, the arm ball bowled by Afridi was not let to down the Indian stumps, the doughty Indian opener and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir played a perfect sweep shot when he replied to Afridi by tweeting @SAfridiOfficial is spot on guys. There is ‘unprovoked’ aggression, there r “crimes against humanity”. He should be lauded for bringing this up. Only thing is he forgot to mention that all this is happening in “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir”. Don’t worry, will sort it out son!!!

The glance shot of this Indian opener over PoK, saying we will sort it out son!!! will hit Pakistan where it hurts.

Even, many security analysts in Pakistan are now alarmed and stoking fear that if the Pakistan’s ruling establishment fails to move the international community over PM Modi’s this daredevilry act, then one cannot say so certainly over the future of PoK.

Reports also suggest that many strategic experts are fearing that PM Modi may work towards balkanisation of Pakistan. They harp on PM Modi’s address from ramparts of Red Fort supporting the movement of Balochs.