Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary tweeted on Thursday that he will provide internet facility through satellite in Jammu and Kashmir. On this, social media users trolled him fiercely. One user said, "Allah did not give a mouth to blab anything." Another user wrote, "Do not play satellite war games, it will be very bad for Pakistan."
Fawad Chaudhary tweeted, "Internet is the fundamental right of the people in the world today, but Jammu and Kashmir does not have this facility. I wrote a letter to SUPARCO (Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Reservation Commission) asking if I can provide internet service through satellite in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Internet is considered a fundamental right nowadays.. I have asked SPRACO to check the feasibility of providing internet to caged citizens of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir via satellite" - @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/nre1PxoJqG— Fawad Chaudhry (Updates) (@FawadPTIUpdates) November 14, 2019
if internet is fundamental rights in the world , why its suspended in Turbat kech Balochistan since 2015? Or it's just fundamental rights for Kashmiris ? @jam_kamal as a Cm of Balochistan you must answer why?— Delaawar Baloch (@yagibaloch11) November 14, 2019
Internet has been suspended in Kashmir since the Centre abrogated Article 370 and Article 35(A), earlier in August that granted special powers to Jammu and Kashmir and passed the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Act 2019, bifurcating the former state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without one.
The government had time and again reiterated that restrictions on mobile services were imposed in the Valley to prevent misuse of these services for flaring tensions.
The then Governor Satya Pal Malik had said that the curb has been imposed as these facilities were abused as a weapon against the country and mostly exploited by terrorists to mobilise the people.
But this was not the end. It should be noted that the minister had misspelled the name of SUPARCO as 'SPRACO' that further added fuel to him being shamed on social media.
In addition, Choudhry, in his tweet, also referred to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as 'caged citizens'. The tweet comes at a time when the minority communities in Pakistan has been suffering blatant human rights atrocities, enforced disappearances, fake encounters and extra-judicial killings at the hands of the military establishment of the country.
It is also worth noting that the country which is surviving on loans and bailout facilities from the global money lenders, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to facilitate its plunging economy is claiming to punch above its weight.