New Delhi, August 17: Journalist Poonam Joshi, who was covering the anti-India protests organised by Pakistanis in London for news agency ANI, drew praise on Twitter after a clip on social media showed her snatching a torn tricolour from two Khalistani demonstrators. The incident was reported on Thursday, when the Pakistani diaspora in UK gathered outside the Indian embassy to lodge their protest against the recent measures taken by New Delhi in Jammu & Kashmir.
Joshi later took to Twitter to slam the Khalistani agitators who disrespected the Indian national flag. The scribe said that it was her duty being an Indian to bring back the torn pieces of tricolour. Abrogation of Article 370: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Welcomes UNSC Meeting on Jammu and Kashmir
Social media users were quick to appreciate her bravery, and also condemned members of the Pakistani diaspora for organising an "uncivil" and "violent" demonstration.
Watch Video Shared by Poonam Joshi:
Ths is wht hppns whn 1000's of goats r sent 2 face Indian lions.100's of Pakistanis snatched our flag & it took 1 Indian woman 2 brng it bk. Ws thr 4 @ANI bt Desh ki duty pehli duty. @PMOIndia @HCI_London @MEAIndia @rishibagree
#KashmirProtestInLondon @indianladiesuk @naomi2009 pic.twitter.com/lp7HV3OP61
— Poonam Joshi (@PoonamJoshi_) August 17, 2019
Here's How Twitterati Lauded Her:
What A Brave Girl That Is.
Kudos To You Girl.
Mighty Proud Of U💪👍✌
— MaayaJaal🇮🇳 (@SoniUpadhyaya) August 17, 2019
Compared to Rani Lakshmibai:
— Sunny (@sunil_kar) August 17, 2019
Jay Ma Bharati🙏
— Bharat Parekh (@ParekhBharatN) August 17, 2019
Notably, a clash had also broke out between Pakistani demonstrators and Indian counter-protesters in London on August 15. The two sides were raising slogans against each other on the issue of Kashmir. The demonstrations were encouraged by the government in Islamabad, which has called upon members of their diaspora to contribute in "internationalising" the J&K dispute.