As tensions between the two nuclear powers escalate, Pakistani women on social media are coming forward and condemning the attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama that led to killing of 49 CRPF men.
The trend was started by Pakistani journalist Sehyr Mirza on Tuesday who posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding a poster condemning the attack iand asked fellow citizens to join in a social media #AntiHateChallenge
“I won’t trade humanity for patriotism,” she wrote.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by an operative of the Jaish-e-Mohammed group.
“We’re deeply disturbed over the tragic terror attack that claimed innocent lives in India,” Mirza said in a post on the Facebook group Aman Ki Asha. “In such testing times, we need more sane voices to speak out against war and terrorism. We have initiated this #AntiHateChallenge to not only condemn the attack but also express solidarity with our Indian friends. Requesting Pakistani fellows, who share our feelings to please, join in.”
Mirza also spoke out against war, saying the blood of humankind is shed irrespective of whether Indians or Pakistanis are killed. “Whether wars be waged in the east or west, it is the murder of world peace,” she wrote. “Today it will rain fire and blood, Tomorrow, hunger and scarcity.”
Several other Pakistanis subsequently posted photographs of themselves carrying similar banners condemning the attack.
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