Anurag Kashyap tweets on Modi, Article 370 and gets trolled savagely
Bollywood director booed for his posts; trolls riled by his comments on PM and Kashmir, ask him to shut up.
Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap stepped into big trouble with his posts on Twitter [on Modi, Kashmir and Article 370]. Anurag could not have imagined that his fairly innocous tweets could land him in a controversy.
Anurag Kashyap, who directed films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Sacred Games,' voiced his opinions on Modi, Article 370 and Kashmir, setting off a social media firestorm.
Anurag had tweeted one after another on the Jammu and Kashmir issue. In his first tweet, Anurag, speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found it scary that one man thinks that what he is doing is best for 120 crore people.
You know what is scary, that One Man thinks that he knows exactly what the right thing to do for the benefit of 1,200,000,000 people and has the access to the power to execute it.- Anurag Kashyap (@ anuragkashyap72) August 5, 2019
In his second tweet, Anurag said that he was not knowledgeable about Section 370 or 35A, so could not say much about it.
Can't say much about Article 370 or 35A. I still do not understand its implication, history, or facts. Sometimes I think it's good that it's gone, sometimes I think why it went. Neither am I a Kashmiri Muslim or a Kashmiri Pandit. My Kashmiri friend says the story of Kashmir is like Rashomon, it has several sides to it.- Anurag Kashyap (@ anuragkashyap72) August 5, 2019
He also said that all this should not have happened the way it happened.
Kashmir has many aspects. All are right and all are wrong. I just know that the way in which all this happened was not right.- Anurag Kashyap (@ anuragkashyap72) August 5, 2019
These tweets of Anurag went viral. After seeing these tweets, were the trolls going to be silent? They took Anurag to task; some even called him a Pakistani. They said that Modi had been democratically elected, and the BJP manifesto clearly says that it wants Article 370 scrapped. This was the will of the majority, one said. Another said Indians had voted him to do just this, take policy decisions in the country's interest. Damn the liberals, said another. Another one said if Anurag didn't know his history or facts, he better stay silent.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]