Holi is undoubtedly one of the most popular festivals of India, and all across the country people celebrate it with great enthusiasm and vigour. Holi is also the season of spring and of joy and goodness. Holi celebrations are all about smearing colors and the Holika bonfire, in which cow dung are set alight. The fire represents the burning away of what is old and worn out.
The festival is pure fun with people chasing each other in streets and buildings, armed with colors and splattering random people from head to toe in colors. Indeed it is a carefree festival.
On the occasion, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan sent his good wishes to the Hindu community. He tweeted:
Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 20, 2019
This time, leaders and celebrities in Pakistan have went one step ahead to express good wishes and solidarity with the Hindu minority in Pakistan.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), also tweeted:
Happy Holi to all my Hindu brothers & sisters. On the happy occasion of Holi, let us spread the wonderful massage of peace and happiness. pic.twitter.com/4Gg8blgjJX
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) March 20, 2019
However, the message didn’t go well with the Indian Twitterati who came out with all sorts of messages. Check out them:
Only 10-12 Hindus are left in Pakistan … you could have DM them directly
— 💂 Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) March 20, 2019
Jitne bache hai woh saare ek whatsapp group mein fit aa jayenge. Add karde aur udhar wish karde
— babu bisleri (@PUNchayatiii) March 20, 2019
Abey kya anpadh awaam hai Pakistan ki. Main Imran ki over acting ke paise kaatne ko bola. Smh
— Amardeep (@Amardeep9S) March 20, 2019
He will be our prime minister for next 24 years so don’t worry he wish us on next Eids☺️. Today, Let’s celebrate Holi 🤩
— Rana Kashif (@RanaKashifA) March 20, 2019
Mr Imran Khan….wishes only for YOUR hindu community??
Trust you to find ways and means to get India Pak acrimony even on the days of a festival. Have some shame sir and hand over perpetrators of terror attacks on India and pls keep ur bigoted views to yourself.
BTW HAPPY HOLI.
— 🇮🇳Jay Sanan🇮🇳 (@JaySanan16) March 20, 2019
Happy & peaceful Holi to our Hindu Community in Pakistan & All Around the world, spread Love & peace through the colours.
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) March 20, 2019
Difference b/w India & Pakistan …👇 pic.twitter.com/PNy3BSmC4l
— Rohan Rajput🇮🇳 (@RohTweetS_47) March 20, 2019
Coming to the festival, the best part about it that everyone has a smile on their face, whether they are enjoying the company of their friends or chasing foes around the street.