Sagarika Ghose Gets Trolled For Suggesting Gautam Gambhir Should Spend A Day With Stone Pelters

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4:15 pm 14 Apr, 2017

A video doing the rounds of social media shows a man tied to an Indian Army vehicle passing through an area in Kashmir. According to reports, the army convoy was passing through Gundipora village in Beerwah.

At the time of writing, there were conflicting reports about the identity of the man.

Some say that the man is a stone pelter. Others claim that he is a Territorial Army jawan and that the Indian Army was merely doing a demo.

 

Whatever may be the reality a section of the political establishment and the media was left shocked and outraged. Omar Abdullah expressed his “shock” on Twitter and got trolled.

Among media persons who condemned the alleged army action were Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose.

This is what Sardesai wrote:

 

But, in her expression of outrage and sympathetic message for stone pelters, Ghose dragged Gautam Gambhir’s name:

 

In fact, that “cricket/film hero” part in Sardesai’s tweet is aimed at those who support army action against the stone pelters in the Valley.

Of course, Twitterati trolled Ghose and reminded her that there is no logic in her tweet against Gambhir:

 

But why target Gambhir?

The cricketer had posted a series of tweets yesterday condemning the cowardly manner in which pro-Pakistani, pro-Separatists, and pro-jihadi youth of Kashmir abused and heckled a group of CRPF jawans in Budgam.

 

Ghose took offence to Gambhir’s remark on the Indian tricolor and posted tweets and retweeted other tweets condemning that remark.

Stone pelters are often involved in helping terrorists escape security forces.

They are paid by the anti-India forces within India and outside to carry out their nefarious tasks. Young boys are brainwashed by separatists in the Valley to raise anti-India slogans. They are then pushed to the frontline against the security forces by the pro-Pakistan masterminds. When the security forces react using pellet guns, like they did in the 2016 Kashmir agitation, young kids get injured.

 

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A section of the media finds fault with, and vociferously campaigns against, pellet guns and army action on stone pelters but maintains radio silence on the human rights crimes – dragging children into conflict with security forces in Kashmir – committed by Separatists and pro-Pakistani Islamists.

In Budgam, the pro-jihadi Kashmiri youth were trying to instigate the CRPF jawans into taking any kind of action so that they succeed in their nefarious plans of demonizing the image of the forces before the ‘liberal’ media. But the exemplary restraint the jawans displayed on that day destroyed the plans of the youth and the myopic liberals.