#UriAttack: A Twitter timeline of how the event unfolded
The country was yet again shaken when seventeen uniformed soldiers were martyred when four Jaish-e-Mohammad fidayeens attacked an Indian Army camp. At the crack of this news, Indians lost their calm and what not? Social media could foresee Indian unison against terror and not much to our surprise soon Twitter became the refuge of powerful sentiments, rants against Pakistan sternly loathing their activities, clearly the patience was losing.
Social Samosa lays out the entire timeline that blatantly echoed the emotions of netizens, yearning for justice all over Twitter, enveloped within series of hashtags.
Post the #UriAttack
Ever since the partition, the cursed land of Kashmir has been a massive stuck up in the tug of war between both the countries. The Kashmir conflict on the surface might be a war of territories but hidden deep below are the layers of pride, religion, and a bone of contention.
As we say farewell to those departed too soon my deepest condolences to the families of our brave soldiers who died defending us #UriAttacks
— Soha Ali Khan (@sakpataudi) September 21, 2016
Something tells me that Modi Ji and Co are huddled together watching news TV to consider their various options.#UriAttacks
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) September 19, 2016
#ArnabGoswami has turned into a 24*7 mouthpiece of @PMOIndia ! Never before have seen any journo defending the Govt. like this. #UriAttacks
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) September 19, 2016
“We reserve right to respond to adversary at time and place of choosing”: DGMO on #UriAttacks https://t.co/8qeMReocFq
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) September 19, 2016
So disturbed to hear about the #UriAttacks !!! Prayers & love for the families of our brave jawans who lost their lives in protecting us all
— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) September 19, 2016
The soldier above all others prays for peace,for its him who must suffer & bear deepest wounds & scars of war-Douglas MacArthur #UriAttacks
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 19, 2016
strategy meetings happening on #UriAttacks but rather strange that MEA missing from it all. EAM @SushmaSwaraj not at RCR with other top Mins
— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) September 19, 2016
#Pathankot , #UriAttacks … our soldiers get killed again and again.. when will our Government do something beyond the usual rhetoric ?
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) September 19, 2016
The recent attack at Uri in Kashmir was followed by #UriAttacks which took its spot on the number one position on the trending charts on September 19, sympathizing at the same time agitated by the attacks.
The in-house politics
This was not the end of it, in fact, it was just the beginning. Condemning Pakistan for their attack did not seem enough compared to the damage, simultaneously sardonic #KashModiJiPMHote was picked up by the trend list, digging down statements made by PM Narendra Modi when he was in the opposition.
I hope this video is broadcasted again as a tribute to #UriAttacks #KashModiJiPMHote https://t.co/qx0lCmTR5q
— deepak (@dpknair) September 19, 2016
We don’t want free data,free calling. We just want TERROR FREE INDIA !! #KashModiJiPMHote
— Priya Rawat (@ppri_7) September 19, 2016
On September 20, Twitter had not silenced where they called out to their leader to retaliate with strength as #WakeUpModi kept trending the entire day
There can’t be a better representation of what we’re dealing with! #WakeUpModi
Cartoon Courtesy: @NeelabhToons pic.twitter.com/fGQ436S583
— Shifa khan (@SarcasmChachi) September 20, 2016
Bhakt Trolls going wild on my TL.
My humble request to all of them, Please use this energy to #WakeUpModi
— Radhika Khera (@Radhika_Khera) September 20, 2016
The inefficiency of the Modi Govt is exposed!
He is acting like a mute spectator, not as a PM.#WakeUpModi
— Radhika Khera (@Radhika_Khera) September 20, 2016
Post Pathankot attack, ISI has known that our new intel & diplomatic team lead by a nincompoop is utterly incompetent. #WakeUpModi
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) September 20, 2016
Its pathetic to see evn times of national crisis AAP&CONG idiots dnt refrain frm politicising & spreading hatred trends agnst PM#WakeUpModi
— Pradeep Mamgain (@PcMNavy) September 20, 2016
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was too dragged in the conversation, with similar intentions of urging him to take action. Along with the Ministers, RSS was pulled in the thread, questioning their patriotism at the need of the hour.
Hatred thrown at Pakistan
The BJP national general secretary posted on Facebook, “The PM has promised that those behind the Uri terror attack will not go unpunished. That should be the way forward. For one tooth, the complete jaw. Days of so-called strategic restraint are over.”
Pakistan was generously despised for their ceaseless hostilities over the period with the majority clearly in support of war against them once and for all, #EndRelationWithPak and #UnitedAgainstPak were two hashtags that found itself trending, supported by various tweets of public figures and celebrities.
What Aman ki Asha achieved in 70 yrs? Only Proxy wars against us. India must #EndRelationWithPak declare it as enemy and live with this fact
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 20, 2016
1. Shut down Pak Embassy
2. Revoke MFN status & stop trade
3. No more visas for Pakistanis
4. Abolish Indus water treaty
— Sumit Sethi (@Sethinomics) September 20, 2016
#EndRelationWithPak Pakistan is nothing more than your ex girlfriend’s Dog who had bitten you many times.
— Lone Crusader ?? (@seriousfunnyguy) September 20, 2016
The conversations ranged from initiating war to occupying susceptible Pakistani posts all along the LoC to using the covert assets to aim the leaders of terror groups nurturing on the soil of Pakistan.