Twitterati Advocate for peace, #SayNoToWar trends on Twitter

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Twitterati Advocate for peace, #SayNoToWar trends on Twitter

Saumya Mishra | February 27, 2019 18:41 hrs

GUWAHATI: Amidst the mounting tension between India and Pakistan, Twitterati from both the countries have condemned the option of going to war as #SayNoToWar was trending on Twitter on Wednesday.

Thousands of people on Twitter advocated for peaceful and amicable solutions to the ongoing tension between the two countries.

One user wrote: “People need to stop looking at war as a display of strength and start looking at it is what it really is, a cause of destruction and death. No good thing has ever resulted from a war and it never will. It’s not about retaliation. #SayNoToWar”

Another user posted, “Getting into war is easy, controlling the outcome and damages is unpredictable. Fanaticism and Ego of a few will lead generations into destruction. #SayNoToWar.”

Other users also posted similar updates. This comes at a time when the social media was flooded with users advocating that India should go for a war with Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir which occurred on February 14 in which more than 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. The attack was carried out by Jiash-e-Mohammed suicide-bomber. 

Following the attack, India retaliated on February 26 when the Indian Air Force fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the Line of Control in Balakote, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at around 3:30 AM. 

The IAF had used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided bombs that caused an estimated casualty of 200-300, as per reports.

Further, MEA Raveesh Kumar briefed the media on escalating Indo-Pak tension today at around 3:15 PM where he confirmed that one MiG 21 of the Indian Air Force was lost and the pilot was missing in action. "Pakistan claims he is in their custody but we are ascertaining the facts," he added.

Following these incidents, emotions have been running high on social media that have been propagating both sides of the issue. However going by today’s trends on social media, expert opinion and international relations, it seems best for both for both countries to err on the side of caution and focus their efforts on maintaining peace.

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