Not always a United States senator is seen around in Kashmiri lanes and overlooking the wazwan preparations. Bernie Sanders just did that as memes of him got a Kashmiri touch.
The viral picture of Sanders in which he is sitting cross-legged on a chair and realistically dressed for the freezing cold, wearing a thick jacket and mittens, at Joe Biden’s oath ceremony this week has become a treat for meme makers.
The memes were — naturally — also political. In a viral image, Sanders is sitting with Kashmir’s pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Yasin Malik.
The picture was taken by Getty Images photographer Brendan Smialowski and became an instant hit on social media. Sanders was in attendance at the inauguration of the forty-sixth US President, Joe Biden.
Hailing from the cold US state of Vermont, “we know something about the cold”, Sanders told the US-based CBS news channel in an interview. “And we’re not so concerned about good fashion. We just want to keep warm. And that’s what I did today,” he said.