Social media trends: A stark difference

Users take to Twitter to express their thoughts


Azifa Ayaz February 28, 2019
PHOTO: AFP

Amid Pakistan-India tensions as the world has been abuzz with predictions that the two nuclear nations could go to war at an all-time high, many countries have tried try to de-escalate the situation.

Modi-led BJP has come under the fire as BS Yeddyurappa, chief of BJP in Karnataka gloated over the escalation and said that the airstrike has “enthused youth” in India and that it will “help us [BJP] in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats [in Karnataka]”. While on social media, the very same “enthused youth” is in disgust of the whole scenario and been raging in anger as they took to Twitter to show the same fury with #BJPsPlotToVote despite clarification by Yeddyurappa.

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On the other hand, Congress is facing the brunt of the Pak-India tensions when the opposition parties in India chided BJP for blatant use of the country’s armed forces for political gains.

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“The prime minister has, regrettably, not convened an all-party meeting as per the established practice in our democracy,” read a joint statement issued by 21 opposition parties.








Meanwhile, in Pakistan, many users took to Twitter to express their thoughts of #SayNoToWar which included known celebrities, politicians, Pakistani citizens and at some point, the same hashtag was also trending in India. Other trending hashtags also include #PakistanZindabad, #WeSupportPakistanArmy and from yesterday’s media briefing of PM Imran Khan, #LetBetterSensePrevail has also been used by many to show support and laud government and Army’s efforts.

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