Writer Chetan Bhagat rarely misses the opportunity to write about issues that India is talking about. On Saturday, he decided to share his insights on one of the most sensitive one - Kashmir.
In an open letter published in Times of India, Chetan openly addressed the youth of Kashmir and told them how their future lies with India in little more than 1000 words.
The letter also included a one-paragraph comparative analysis between the options Kashmiris have vis-a-vis India or Pakistan. According to Chetan, Kashmir with India is the best option.
While Chetan summarized the 69-year-old history of Kashmir conflict in few lines, his letter didn't make the mention of those dead in Kashmir since last 27 years.
Keeping in line with the author's social media frequency of getting trolled for his comments, the letter was bound to evoke some reactions (not only from Kashmir).
Here are some Twitter reactions
As if things weren't already bad in Kashmir, now Chetan Bhagat has written an Open Letter for Kashmiri Youth.— Joy (@Joydas) April 16, 2016
Man, when will we learn to ignore Chetan Bhagat the way he deserves to be/ We are all enabling his narcissistic personality disorder.— kavitharao (@kavitharao) April 16, 2016
It's only a Moron like @chetan_bhagat can write a letter to Kashmiris n start wth "Dear Kashmiri ones who don't like India". What a shame!— Dhiraj (@AAPlogical) April 16, 2016
Chetan Bigot !— مسافر (@ibnebattuta) April 16, 2016
Chetan Bhagat's open letters should really be subtitled 'from a closed mind'— IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) April 16, 2016
He also faced some questions from the likes of prominent NDTV journalist Barkha Dutt
My Dear @chetan_bhagat just wondering why your open letter to Kashmiri youth, makes no mention of the young men who died in Handwara?— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 16, 2016
Chetan was quick to respond
it also talks of how hard is Army's job where terrorists & civilians are mixed. Let's solve this problem pls! https://t.co/io4bX541si— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) April 16, 2016