Fawad Chaudhry’s ‘contraceptive’ remarks about Modi draw flak
Islamabad: Fawad Caudhry on Tuesday drew strong criticism from both India and Pakistan over his what people called distasteful jibe at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The firebrand politician, who holds the portfolio of Minister for Science and Technology in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet, was called out by his followers when he took to Twitter to launch what critics said a personal attack.
September 17 marks the birthday of the Indian prime minister but Fawad Chaudhry used the Twitter to say that “today remind us the importance of contraceptives with hashtag #ModiBirthday”.
Indian users were outraged over what they say insulting remarks about their leader, some Pakistan users also called him out saying his message was in bad taste and he should avoid using such language which is unbecoming of a cabinet member.
Some Indian users who failed to grasp the meaning of the words used by Fawad Chaudhry turned to dictionary to find out contraceptive meaning in Hindi and returned to launch counter attack after knowing that contraceptive translates to birth control.
Tensions between Pakistan and India run high since New Delhi revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
India has deployed tens of thousands of troops to maintain a strict curfew fearing a severe backlash in the Muslim majority region.
Fawad Chaudhry often provokes Indian supporters of Modi but his latest tweet was called beyond disgusting.