Imran Khan Threw Major Shade At Indian Leaders And Indians And Pakistans Collectively Lost Their Shit

By Fareeha Akhtar | 22 Sep, 2018

Pakistan and India were set to meet at this month’s United Nations General Assembly in New York to resume peace talks. This meeting was in the political interest of both countries since it was the first time that India and Pakistan were to come face to face ever since PTI came into power and improving relationships with India had been part of Imran Khan’s mandate.

Source: World Health Organization

But yesterday, in a weird turn of events, India canceled the meeting.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs cited Pakistan’s ‘brutal killings of our security personnel’ and ‘the release of twenty postage stamps by Pakistan glorifying a terrorist and terrorism’ as reasons.

Not only that, but India also attacked Prime Minister Imran Khan,  by saying that these ‘evil actions’ revealed the ‘true face’ of the new Prime Minister. These remarks add on to the pre-existing tensions between the two countries and Imran Khan did NOT like this sudden U-turn.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the meeting being canceled. 

The tweet evidently set Pakistani and Indian twitter ablaze. Which is expected to be honest,  a man of Khan’s stature so blatantly tweeting something like this was bound to ruffle feathers. And boy oh boy, ruffle feathers he did.

Some people loved the tweet

Whatever your political affiliations might be, you can’t deny that our generation isn’t used to seeing our Prime Minister respond in such a bold manner. In throwing shade at India, it could be argued that Prime Minister Khan has taken a step at letting his peers know that peace relies on mutual respect.

Others in Pakistan thought it could’ve been handled better.

On the other end of the spectrum, there were some that Imran Khan’s response wasn’t very diplomatic. While India itself may have acted in an undesirable manner, maybe Pakistan shouldn’t have reacted in a somewhat similar way that could be called undignified.

People from the Indian side also had much to add to this.

While there was no discussion around how the cancellation of peace talks was detrimental for both counties, most of the responses were focused on reacting to Imran Khan’s statement directly and talking shit – business as usual on Twitter spats :/

And some old allegations resurfaced…

Modi haters even chimed in.

Our PM was even compared to Donald Trump…AGAIN.

That in itself started a debate and responses started coming in from our side.

However, some called it a “highschool-ish spat.”

That’s a pretty big statement to come from a pretty big man. We’ll see how the Indian leaders respond and what sort of an impact this has on future political discourse. One thing we can all agree on though is that both countries seek to gain from the resumption of peace talks.

What did you think of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet? Tell us in the comments!


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