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Pak journalist gets backlash for Sakshi Malik tweet

Many Twitteratis pointed out that no Pakistani has even been able to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Quraishi dare not criticise India's victory

The rivalry between India and Pakistan has become, somewhat, of a practice that has been going on since the Partition. All talks about befriending the neighbouring country, and yet it couldn’t stop Pakistani journalist Omar Quraishi from commenting on Sakshi Malik’s Olympic win and trying to diminish the value of her victory by pointing out that Indian has won only one medal yet and that, too, a Bronze.

Omar R Quraishi tweeted: “Finally one of the 119 competitors that India sent to Rio has won a medal – a bronze – now see how they portray it as if they won 20 golds”.

 

But Indians on Twitter were in no mood for a person of the “neighbouring” country to crash their party, which has just begun. Tweeters took the opportunity to serve Omar with their thoughts on his opinion of India’s win in Olympics. They bashed him left, right and centre, with no mercy. Many Twitteratis pointed out that no Pakistani has even been able to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Quraishi dare not criticise India’s victory.

Even Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan responded to Omar Quraishi’s criticism, saying that he is very proud of Sakshi’s victory and that one bronze is equal a thousand gold medals for him. Some also proposed that this was a jealous move by the Pakistani journalist.

However, after receiving the much asked for treatment, all Quraishi could say was that India’s response to his tweets portrays their “intolerance”. He doesn’t go on to clarify whether it is his criticism about India’s win in 2016 Rio Olympics or if it was a Pakistani complaining about India managing  to win only one medal.

 

Omar also went ahead and insulted those Indians who criticised him for his Twitter post, saying that there is something “mentally wrong” with them. He believes that his criticism was well founded. 

 

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