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Pak scribe Mehr Tarar faces brickbats on Twitter for remarks on Kashmir

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 00:35

Zee Media Bureau/Hemant Abhishek

New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who found herself in the eye of the storm following her public spat with Congress leader Shashi Tharoor`s wife — late Sunanda Pushkar, has apparently raked another controversy for her remarks on Kashmir.
Her recent tweets have attracted the wrath of Pakistanis. She tweeted, “Pakistan sambhala jaa nahin raha, Kashmir ka naara yaad hai. (Can`t manage Pakistan, but can`t forget the slogan for Kashmir) FATA, Balochistan,KP, Karachi, & many other places in hell. Think abt them first (sic).”

This tweet let loose a volley of brickbats on her and she followed it up with, “Say the word #Kashmir; & for all the right-wingers all hell breaks loose (sic).”

After she was attacked by barbs by fellow Pakistanis for failing Pakistan over the topic of Kashmir, she shot back, tweeting, “...I always tweet 4 #Pakistan, & always will. My love 4 my Pakistan will always compel me 2 look at the bitter truth.W/ helluva lot of pain...But today what matters 2 me more is #Pakistan NOT Kashmir (sic)."

Tarar found herself in the news when she was embroiled in a bitter spat with late Sunanda Pushkar on Twitter, allegedly over the former`s closeness with the latter`s husband Shashi Tharoor. Pushkar was found dead in Delhi hotel on January 17.

Tarar`s follower-count rose stratospherically after the controversy.

First Published: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 00:35
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