FM Qureshi Faces Backlash For Using Incorrect Word In Tweet Condemning Modi’s Policies
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi is facing backlash on social media for using a totally incorrect word to condemn Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies in a tweet that was deleted later.
The minister wrote, “Modi’s Dravidian supremacist ideology” instead of writing Modi’s ‘Hinduvta’ supremacist ideology in the tweet.
After being criticised on Twitter, he deleted the tweet and condemned the Indian prime minister’s extremist ideology again, saying: “Pakistan has consistently appealed to United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to condemn Modi’s Hindutva supremacist ideology with relentless Islamophobia & violence/regional instability perpetuated. We also welcome António Guterres agreement on need to counter Islamophobia & OIC-IPHRC’s earlier censure.”
Activist Sameera Khan took to Twitter and demanded Shah Mehmood Qureshi to apologise for giving an ‘ignorant’ and ‘racist’ remark about Dravidians. “Dravidians are the ones resisting Modi. Not only is this insanely ignorant & offensive, but also even racist. See, this is why I call him ‘Low IQ SMQ. He must apologize.”
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) May 26, 2020
Pakistani Foreign Minister deletes his previous tweet in which he mentioned "Dravidian". Puts another rant tweet, removes the word "Dravidian". His mention of the word shows the little Pak FM knows about the Indian subcontinent. pic.twitter.com/NxKpRAYMnf
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) May 26, 2020
Journalist Mohammad Taqi also posted a tweet, criticising the minister for making such a blunder. He said: “Matlab kuchh bhi bolay ga? [Will you say whatever you want?] Whatever the Ancestral South Indians or the Dravidians’ faults might be, they weren’t really supremacist. And they couldn’t have been Islamophobe 4 millennia before the advent of Islam, could they?”
@SMQureshiPTI Matlab kuchh bhi bolay ga?
whatever the Ancestral South Indians or the Dravidians’ faults might be, they weren’t really supremacist. And they couldn’t have been Islamophobe 4 millennia before the advent of Islam, could they? pic.twitter.com/bzg68BgouT
— Mohammad Taqi (@mazdaki) May 26, 2020
Dravidians are entirely different from Aryans-the invaders- and thought to be, among others, the original sons of the soil. Centre of Dravidian nationalism, the oldest in subcontinent, is Tamil Nadu and Tamil is their language— a sister language of Brahvi in Balochistan. https://t.co/qEdwIAiIxc
— Imtiaz Alam (@ImtiazAlamSAFMA) May 26, 2020
Looks like it. Ye bichare Dravidians aiween badnam ho gaye 😊
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) May 26, 2020