Article 370 was included in the Indian constitution back on October 17, 1949, a couple of years later after India’s independence. The law gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir a special status. Most of the rules there were different from the ones followed in the other states of India. It even had a separate flag. But over the last few years, the condition in the state has become abject.
On August 5, 2019, J&K underwent a major change. Article 370 was abolished and the Indian tri-color would be flying there. Kashmir has been divided into two union territories- J&K and Ladakh. Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, put forth the development in the Rajya Sabha. The decision turned out to be historic and it was welcomed by people from every nook and corner of the country.
Even the cricketing fraternity lauded the Indian government, led by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest, dropped a tweet for the PM as well. In the meantime, Harsha Bhogle, the popular cricket journalist, was over the moon after the epic move. He dropped a couple of tweets to express his delight and ecstasy.
In his first tweet, Bhogle wrote, “I look forward to the opportunities that we can offer to our brothers & sisters in Kashmir & Ladakh. They too, like this fabulous young generation in India, must dream of careers, of prosperity, of success, not just in their state but all across India. It is our responsibility.
Here is the first tweet
I look forward to the opportunities that we can offer to our brothers & sisters in Kashmir & Ladakh. They too, like this fabulous young generation in India, must dream of careers, of prosperity, of success, not just in their state but all across India. It is our responsibility
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 7, 2019
Replying to his first tweet, Bhogle wrote, “It is a wonderful time to be young in India. I see so much energy and ambition. It should be a wonderful time to be young in Kashmir and Ladakh too.”
Here is the second tweet
It is a wonderful time to be young in India. I see so much energy and ambition. It should be a wonderful time to be young in Kashmir and Ladakh too.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 7, 2019
However, a few of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh don’t feel that it’s a happy time for them. The people there reckon that it’s the worst time in their history and India has failed to keep its promises. As it can be seen, Bhogle’s tweets weren’t taken in a positive manner.
Here is how the netizens reacted
Does this 'wonderful time' include being locked down in your own houses with no access to essentials?
— Rinda ツ (@Yunii_que) August 7, 2019
I am from LADAKH. And it's the worse time in our history.
Come here once. J&K is choked. Development agenda is shoved down our throat..but we're not able to move freely. What a student can do?
You guys suck. India has failed us. India lost us.
— Harriss (@harrizzztay) August 7, 2019
The oppertunity that u have offered kashmiries is curfew and illegal occupation. Do u want to listen to what kashmeries want? lift the curfew and see for yourself.
— Zeeshan (@zishaslam) August 7, 2019
I beg to differ. This is a horrible time to grow up in this country.
— Ashirvad (@ashirvadeb) August 7, 2019
Ur so called wonderful time, a time when innocent Kashmiris R being killed…😢😢
— Farooq Alam (@FarooqA99153161) August 7, 2019
You sound like we've been living in Stone Ages.
— Kashmiri (@iEssZed) August 7, 2019
Where is Jammu in ur tweet? If u are not sure about even the geography then please resist talking about it. It doesn't behove a person like u.
— Navneet (@Understand_me) August 7, 2019
U seem obsessed with Kashmir
Jammu is also part of India, whey we deprived of opportunities, just because we r political stable and loyal to nation
We also play Cricket!
— Akshay Sharma (@akshaygoutam7) August 7, 2019
Of course Harsha it's wonderful time in Kashmir right now, after people being put in an open prison with all communication blockade.
— Haris Bazaz (@harisbazaz204) August 7, 2019
Ohh common.. career opportunities by putting all leadership in jail and making all kashmir as a jail where people are being prisioned in their own houses.
— Tauseef Tufail (@TauseefTufail) August 7, 2019
Yes sir, under 9 lakh military boots, with no connectivity to the rest if the world. Under strictest curfew in the history, with trust betrayed and promises broken. It is really a good time to be young in Kashmiri.
I saw u as a human, but u r a bigot only bigger.. #Shame
— iamAshraf (@iamAshraf4) August 7, 2019
Not under Indian Oppression
— Mujtaba khan (@khanmujtaba121) August 7, 2019
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