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    Pakistani Minister Ripped for Mocking Modi’s Photo with Tony Blair, Kissinger, and Condoleezza Rice

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A Pakistani minister has landed in hot water after he took aim at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.

    1. Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain’s post on Tuesday, about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice has invited witty and angry responses from Indian Twitter users.

    Modi had tweeted with a photograph of the dignitaries that he had  “excellent discussions with these global thought leaders”.

    ​Hussain trolled Modi, with a Hindi comment meaning, “Do they all know Gujarati [Modi’s mother tongue]?"

    ​Not to be left behind, several Indian Twitter users pounced on the Pakistani Minister and one even asked (in Hindi), “They know as much Gujarati as you know about Science and Technology or English”.

    ​There were also several jovial memes on Chaudhry and Pakistani leaders too.

    ​Some Pakistanis also criticised the minister for his penchant for such comments and asked him to better focus on his responsibilities.

    ​The current escalation of tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad began with the suicide attack on a convoy of Indian troops in the restive Pulwama in Kashmir, that killed 40 men. UN-designated terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack. India accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists - an allegation which Islamabad has vehemently denied - and retaliated with air strikes on alleged terror camps in  Balakot in Pakistan.

    The situation was further exacerbated after New Delhi decided to strip the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, which Islamabad slammed as a violation of bilateral treaties between the rivals.

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