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Twitter is becoming Pakistan and India war zone

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  2 min read >

Balakot Airstrike was merely the starting, the real India and Pakistan war is expanding on Twitter.

Earlier this morning, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Major-General Asif Ghafoor stated on his official Twitter account that “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control” after that “Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled” and Indian aircraft flew away. Afterward, DG ISPR also stated that Indian aircraft faced timely and effective response from the Pakistan Air Force which compelled the aircraft to release the payload in haste, thus causing no damage. The airstrike took place near Balakot which is located in Muzaffarabad Sector.

Where the airstrike would have continued for minutes, the social media war between the inhabitants of both nations appears to be never-ending. Twitter’s worldwide trends have taken over by tense situation between Pakistan and India line of control. So far, over 1.5 million tweets have been recorded on global trends table on Twitter today and almost all of them are discussing the recent incidents that took place between Pakistan and India.

Debates over both sides whether India attacked Pakistan over the Balakot area or not are being seen on all over social media. Whereas, Indian media is also claiming that the airstrikes were in retaliation to the brutal attack at the Pulwama region in Jammu & Kashmir, where a suicide bomber (JeM) crashed his SUV, laden with explosives, into the army convey and the incident resulted in 42 casualties. Additionally, some media outlets are claiming that the recent airstrike by Indian Air Force has killed 300 militants in the recent airstrike.

Some social media users are praying for sanity to prevail and condemning such stupid acts of violence.

While others are fuming the war sentiment and trolling each other on the internet.

Even celebrities, journalists and other public figures are giving insane statements.

Though war is not the answer, but social media is becoming a war zone by digital warriors. What do you think about the whole scenario? Where the social media debate between people of two nuclear states will take us?

Written by Sajeel Syed
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