The horror and sadness of Pulwama attack are still fresh in our minds. One of the biggest attacks since 2001, it claimed lives of over 40 jawans. The pictures that came out following the attack were absolutely heart wrenching. However, India is a country that shows unity during hard times. Hence, people from all walks of life are coming forward to help the families of the martyrs.
There are organizations who have decided to extend a percentage of their profit towards families those whose lives were taken during Pulwama attack. In other words, it won’t be wrong to say that people are trying to handle this situation with sensitivity.
The present ruling government too made promises of retaliation to give a proper response for this heinous attack. Multiple things are taking place at once to avenge the death of our fallen heroes.
Sadly, we have also seen a huge rise in fake news concerning the Pulwama attack. Different social media platforms and media houses are doing their best to ensure that the fake news doesn’t spread further. Amidst this, BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of spreading fake news. Wondering what happened?
Rahul Gandhi tweeted some pictures of PM Narendra Modi with this caption:
पुलवामा में 40 जवानों की शहादत की खबर के तीन घंटे बाद भी ‘प्राइम टाइम मिनिस्टर’ फिल्म शूटिंग करते रहे। देश के दिल व शहीदों के घरों में दर्द का दरिया उमड़ा था और वे हँसते हुए दरिया में फोटोशूट पर थे।
(Even after knowing about the death of 40 jawans, “Prime Time Minister” decided to continue his shoot. The families of martyrs were grieving but he was busy smiling for the photoshoot.)
Here is the tweet:
पुलवामा में 40 जवानों की शहादत की खबर के तीन घंटे बाद भी ‘प्राइम टाइम मिनिस्टर’ फिल्म शूटिंग करते रहे।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 22, 2019
BJP soon countered the news from their official social media handle and accused Rahul of spreading fake news. This is what they posted:
Rahul Ji, India is tired of your fake news. Stop sharing photos from that morning to shamelessly mislead the nation.
Maybe you knew in advance of the attack but people of India got to know in the evening.
Try a better stunt next time, where sacrifice of soldiers isn’t involved. https://t.co/qiAhUKrNdg
— BJP (@BJP4India) February 22, 2019
Congress soon came to Rahul’s rescue with this tweet:
Nice try, but the only one pulling stunts was Modiji during his photoshoot – which took place from 2:30 to 4:30pm (at this point he knew about the attacks) – & then at a rally where he didn’t even bother addressing the Pulwama attack. #PhotoShootSarkar https://t.co/nfPsocUtsL https://t.co/8xE7PnAbwl
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 22, 2019
This exchange between BJP and Congress, however, sparked a war on social media. Naturally, the hashtag #PhotoShootSarkar started trending on Twitter. Many came out in support of Rahul Gandhi and here are the comments:
So here is what the Prime Minister has done after hearing about the #PulwamaAttack:
1. Shot a movie for Discovery channel till 3 hrs
2. Hugged the man who gave Pakistan $20 billion
3. Left for a vacation to Seoul.
— Niranjan Patnaik (@NPatnaikOdisha) February 22, 2019
Modi left smiling broadly👇 from Jim Corbett in the late evening in semi-darkness, after a satisfying film, photo shoot & boat ride#PulwamaAttack occured just after 3pm#NoMo NaMo #PhotoShootSarkar#ModiFailsNationalSecurity #ModiMadeDisaster #ModiLies #BJP_भगाओ_देश_बचाओ pic.twitter.com/HqHNdE5Gxo
— Geet V (@geetv79) February 22, 2019
#PhotoShootSarkar is only concerned about himself. He doesn’t care about India or Indians. Soldiers were killed but Saheb was busy shooting, having fun, Inauguration Projects, Smiling at Camera.
— ThokoBhai™ ٹھوکو بھائی۔ (@HaftaWasooli) February 22, 2019
Here’s a list of what BJP anti-nationals did after Pulwama
1) Boat ride + Photoshoot
2) Hugged Chote Bhai MBS
3) Foreign Trip to Korea
4) BJP leaders took selfies & laughed
5) Shah blamed Nehru
6) Doval is in hiding
7) Modi didn’t visit even one jawan’s family#PhotoShootSarkar pic.twitter.com/D7pySTS0YG
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) February 22, 2019
For our PM , photo shoots are more important than anything! Anything can be cancelled but photo shoots can’t be cancelled! Is he really a pradhan sevak or actor? 🤔He should have taken action ,instead of shooting films. #PhotoShootSarkar https://t.co/TLksWSiozC
— Vidya (@Vidyaraj51) February 22, 2019
— K . Chandrakumar के .चंद़ाकुमार (@kurup62) February 22, 2019
However, there were others who slammed the opposition. Here are some of the tweets:
Highly deplored PhotoShop by INC for which its Famous for!Playing dirty game to mislead ppl is Ugliest Malicious Trick n dats condemned!Ppl r wid NM how much filth de Spread!
— Jyotsna Varma 🇮🇳 (@jyotsnavarma9) February 22, 2019
The timing is questionable!Its so disgusting dat d PM is participating in some Conservation Prog n U ppl giving it a Dirty look,This was done before d attacks n btw how is INC so accurate in timing of d Attack while it was televised in d Evening!Sad !
— Jyotsna Varma 🇮🇳 (@jyotsnavarma9) February 22, 2019
Kuch bhi bna ke bol dena ye galat baat h. Rahul ji
— Mukul sahu (@Mukulsa70736072) February 22, 2019
Rascals in congress donot have any other thing to support Pakisthan
— Remesh Ramachandran🇮🇳 (@Remesh_Hind) February 22, 2019
We feel that the political parties need to handle such an issue a little more sensitively. Instead of finding ways to condemn one another on social media, it would be helpful to decide the future course of action. What are your thoughts on Rahul Gandhi’s post about Narendra Modi’s whereabouts on the day of Pulwama attack?