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    Pakistani Army Spokesperson Gets Ripped for 'Attacking' Hindutva Over Kashmir

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): As politicians and people from both India and Pakistan often lock horns while exchanging verbal volleys due to complicated history and territorial disputes, a Pakistani Army spokesperson has irked Twitter users with his views on Hindutva.

    Answering the question from an Indian journalist  "where do you find hope?", a Pakistan Army spokesperson, known for often expressing his army’s annoyance and objection over cross border firings since India’s recent decision on Kashmir’s special status, has tweeted “in truth, honesty and kindness which is not common to religion of Hindutva”.

    Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesman, has also stated that the “brave Kashmiris” are under a brutal siege by India.

    Indian Twitterians were quick to attack Ghafoor for “defaming Hindu values” on Twitter and slammed him for using his religious prejudice for political gain.

    Others were quick to remind him of Pakistan’s largest province of Balochistan, where there is an ongoing insurgency by Baloch nationalists against the government of Pakistan.

    Others responded with memes and jokes.

    The tweet from Ghafoor comes in the wake of India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of it into two federally administered territories.

    Article 370 of the Constitution of India, linked to the decades old special status of Jammu and Kashmir, was revoked to quell almost 30 years of terrorist disturbances that had stunted progress in the state.

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