Sidhu continues to speak Pakistan's language. He said there is no country of terrorism. There is no religion of terrorists. He condemned the attack, but said dialogue between India and Pakistan should still continue.
New Delhi: Indignation has swept the country following the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday that killed at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and injured numerous civilians. It was the biggest attack on security forces in Jammu & Kashmir.
Social media is flooded with messages demanding strong action against Pakistan and the terrorist organisations backed by it. Meanwhile, Cabinet minister of Punjab and Congress leader Navjot Sidhu is getting trolled.
Recently, Sidhu attended the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, where he embraced the Pakistan Prime Minister and his former cricket rival. Now, after the Pulwama attack, people have started asking what Sidhu's stance would be on 'friendship' with Pakistan.
Phulwama terror attack #KashmirTerrorAttack is the evidence of the intentions of Pakistan and its army. Will Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp once again and hug the Pak Army Chief and Pak Prime Minister. Have some concern for our brave soldiers Mr Sidhu @sherryontopp.— Ashok Kumar Gupta (@akg1205) February 15, 2019
Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu @sherryontopp took credit for karnapur corridor opening, he should not take the credit for Phulwama terror attack #KashmirTerrorAttack. Shame on @sherryontopp for avoiding reply to the question whether he condemns His friend Imran Khan, Pak Prime Minister.— Ashok Kumar Gupta (@akg1205) February 15, 2019
#NavjotSinghSidhu In a calculated words condemns the terrorism , however refrained himself on answering , reporter’s question of an expected effect on #KartarpurCorridor project after #PhulwamaTerrorAttack . @mediamha pic.twitter.com/nCXHLG5iKI— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) February 15, 2019
Sidhu, however, continues to speak Pakistan's language. He said there is no country of terrorism. There is no religion of terrorists. He condemned the attack, but said dialogue between India and Pakistan should still continue. "How long will our jawans continue to die this way?" Sidhi asked. He said wherever incidents of terrorism happens, dialogue also happens side by side.
At a time when the nation is mourning the loss of its brave soldiers and seething with rage, calling for revenge against Pakistan, Sidhu calling for dialogue is probably as insensitive a statement as you can get. As had been made clear by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dialogues can't be heard amid the roar of weapons.
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Last Updated Feb 15, 2019, 1:42 PM IST