New Delhi: A tweet by a senior Pakistani journalist in which he compared the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama with terrorist Masood Azhar has triggered a storm on Twitter. The users have been slamming the journalist for his remark.
Referring to China blocking India and other nations bid to list Masood as a global terrorist, the journalist retweeted a decade old news article whose headline described the Tibetan leader as a "terrorist".
"It's very easy to understand why China blocked resolution against Masood Azhar in UNSC? India sheltering an enemy of China since decades and his name is Dalai Lama," Hamid Mir tweeted.
After the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, the Dalai Lama fled his country and took refuge in India. He has lived here ever since.
It’s very easy to understand why China blocked resolution against Masood Azhar in UNSC?India sheltering an enemy of China since decades and his name is Dalai Lama https://t.co/Pc3BnbaO2Z— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) March 13, 2019
A hashtag bearing Dalai Lama's name was trending on Twitter, where the journalist was severely criticised for his views.
A REAL GEM! One have to accept this from the #Pakistani journalists.— Optimus (@The_Nation_Hood) March 14, 2019
They can claim to be sovereign and true, but they can't hide from their paymasters.
This @HamidMirPAK is a Paki journalist and he likens a global terrorist #HafizSaeed to a Noble laureate #DalaiLama . Waah! https://t.co/FJZ7V3JtRA
-@HamidMirPAK you are comparing a Nobel Prize winner #DalaiLama with #MasoodAzhar. The reason u gave for #China's decision not to declare Masood a global terrorists is laughable. Grow up!#Pakistan #ChinaBacksTerror #ChinaSupportsTerrorism #ChinaShieldsMasood pic.twitter.com/rIdAtfQARp— Vishwas Dass (@VishwasDass) March 14, 2019
Can anyone compare #DalaiLama with Masood Azhar, world community specially #Pakistan is doing that to tell the reason why #China opposed designating #MasoodAzhar as global terrorist at #UNSC .They claim #India sheltering Dalai Lama is against the interest of #China .— Ali shaikh (@alishaikh3310) March 14, 2019
China, for the fourth time, blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist" by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday....