The border fire across the Line of Control continues with India reporting 2 civilians killed and scores injured in Jammu district on Wednesday, but more than that it was the insult meted out to Indian PM Narendra Modi with a twitter handle #CowardModi that is trending in Pakistan media, which is worrying the analysts on both sides over the consequences.
Another report on TV channel Times Now said the Pakistani media has been muzzled from showing the damage caused by Indian troops’ fire, which was described as retaliatory fire after Pakistan resorted to unprovoked fire last week.
Otherwise, #CowardModi is trending on Twitter with Pakistan users accusing India of firing on Eid and they took pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with remarks “India exclusively presents first premier of the world summoned for killings & murders in US that’s #CowardModi ONLY good at ruining Peace,” said a tweet by @RJSadiaSattar. Another tweet said, “#ShameOnIndianArmy they have used rape and molestation as a weapon to humiliate the locals #FreeKashmirFromIndia #CowardModi,” — @Mariam_Jamali.
Meanwhile, BJP called Pakistan “Shaitanistan” as reports of the first killing on Wednesday reached. BJP spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan had become ‘Shaitanistan’ by escalating the border tension. The National Security Adviser Mr Ajit Doval is monitoring the situation and is seeking hourly reports from the ground as Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who was recently discharged from AIIMS, is also keeping a tab on the situation.
Since the flag meeting is ruled with the Army chief General Suhag categorically stating, “There is no question of a flag meet with Pakistan”, the tension is mounting on both sides. “If we hit them hard, they will come to the negotiating table themselves. We are not going to sit back and suffer for the sake of talks,” one BSF official told The Times of India.
This is for the first time that India has refused to hold any flag meetings with Pakistan as was the practice in the past when every time the ceasefire was violated, India sought a flag meeting to bring down tensions.