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Mehr Tarar sets Twitter on fire over Kashmir remark

Peerzada Ashiq , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, February 06, 2014
First Published: 21:39 IST(6/2/2014) | Last Updated: 10:24 IST(7/2/2014)

Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who raked up controversy recently with her public messages to late Sunanda Pushkar, has set Twitter on fire again. This time for her remarks on Kashmir.


“Pakistan sambhala jaa nahin raha, Kashmir ka naara yaad hai (Cannot handle Pakistan but remember the slogan of Kashmir). FATA, Balochistan,KP, Karachi,& many other places in hell. Think abt them first,” Tarar tweeted.

Her tweet on Kashmir triggered a tide of angry messages, mostly from Pakistani Twitter users.

Pakistanis are these days holding rallies and seminars across the country to express support for what call Kashmiri freedom struggle.

“The inability of both Pakistanis and Indians to handle the truth. Say the word #Kashmir; & for all the right-wingers all hell breaks loose,” she wrote after the angry Tweets by her followers.

Tarar hit the headlines in India after her online barbs and sarcastic tweets to Pushkar over Indian external affairs minister Shashi Tharoor. Pushkar was found dead in a Delhi hotel on January 17.

Accused by Pakistani nationalists of failing Pakistan on Kashmir, Tarar retorted: “...I always tweet 4 #Pakistan, & always will. My love 4 my Pakistan will always compel me 2 look at the bitter truth.W/ helluva lot of pain...But today what matters 2 me more is #Pakistan NOT Kashmir,” she wrote.

The recent controversy made Tarar's followers swell to above 49,000 on both sides of the border from just a few thousands last year.

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