Pakistani, Turkish Users Run #BoycottUAE Campaign To Protest Country’s Silence On Kashmir
#BoycottUAE became a trending topic on Pakistan Twitter where users from Pakistan as well as Turkey are advocating a boycott of United Arab Emirates.(UAE) for its lack of support to Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Their grievances have stemmed from the time when UAE did not support the Muslims of Kashmir and still hasn’t shown any statements of acknowledgement.
Their silence and support to india will always be rememberd.. We will not forgive traitors #boycottUAE. You enemy is our enemy👍.
— Asad ChOwdhary (@asad_chowdhary) May 19, 2020
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf politician, Zartaj Gul Wazir also sided with the trend to chime in with her dislike for India and UAE.
UAE Always been the supporter of India and Modi govt so UAE has played a vital role in genocides of muslims in India..
Alhamdulillah we pakistanis are glad to have brother country like turkey.#BoycottUAE pic.twitter.com/oKb9Ub05UR
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@ZartajGWazir) May 20, 2020
However, many concerned Muslims from Pakistan who have been employed in the UAE have spoken up about their job security and how they have enjoyed their time being employed there for years. Much of the labour workforce in UAE has been Pakistani and Indian.
Please Stop This.
Why its trending in pakistan ? UAE is second Home for Pakistanis and millions of them are working here. Please stop this nonsense which can hurt Pakistan,s interest.
We Love UAE. 🇵🇰🇦🇪
— Insaaf Fighter (@sayfeeJee) May 20, 2020
Another UAE based influencer replied to one of Ali Keskin tweet saying that Pakistani Muslims will be treated as terrorists if they come asking for jobs in UAE.
When you’ll come begging for a job in Dubai or Abu Dhabi , then we will ask you who is the terrorist !
— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) May 19, 2020
Another reason behind the trend in Pakistan is that UAE’s flag carrier, Etihad, has made its first-ever ‘known’ flight to Israel. Despite the fact that the two countries don’t have any formal ties, the airline’s cargo jet, carrying medical supplies for Palestinians, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
For the first time, an @etihad cargo plane just landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport! Hopefully soon, we will see passenger flights, too. Having visited, I know the UAE is a fascinating place, and look to continue improving relations between our countries. pic.twitter.com/cfBEfTlE7y
— Ambassador Danny Danon | דני דנון (@dannydanon) May 19, 2020
However Turkey was the first Muslim nation to recognise Israel as a state, it still does not have friendly relations with it. Pakistan still does not acknowledge the status of Israel because of it’s occupation of Palestine.