The popular Pakistani news analyst and media personality, Tariq Pirzada, has caused a stir on social media with his comments on Kashmir. During a live television programme on a Pakistani channel, Pirzada was heard urging Kashmiris to 'kill any Hindu if he steps into their territory'.
"I am urging all our Kashmiri brothers to kill any Hindu who settles there. Don't let such a Hindu live even for a second. Don't spare them and kill instantly. They simply want to grab your land. Your condition is worse than Palestinians," he was heard as saying on the broadcast.
Why am I not surprised. It is this mentality that has reduced non Muslims in Pakistan to less than 1%. However what surprises me is that Indian News Channels allowed him space to spew poison&hate on their channels and paid him for it! pic.twitter.com/Gip74aw22z— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) August 12, 2019
Tariq Pirzada: "We Pakistanis appeal to the Kashmiris, Kill any Hindu who settles in Kashmir" pic.twitter.com/QsEMkxAJ2M— Arun (@arunarum) August 11, 2019
Tensions between India and Pakistan have reached a crescendo after the Narendra Modi government in India abrogated the Article 370 of the Constitutuon that gave special privileges and status to Kashmir. Pakistan responded by downgrading diplomatic relations with India and called off bilateral trade with its neighbour.
This is not the first time that Pirzada has stirred hornet's and he's known for making derogatory statements against India and it's armed forces.