Pakistan violated the LoC this morning, after which 1 Indian pilot went missing in action and we lost a MiG 21. This has led to cross-border tension intensifying to a large extent with both countries taking precautionary steps and issuing statements in retaliation.
This tension is reflecting on social media, too. At a time when our feeds are filled with headlines, tweets and posts about war, a few people are speaking their minds against fighting and the harsh repercussions of it with the hashtag #SayNoToWar.
All those who were cheering and pumping their fists in the air for war yesterday: there are many of us who rejected and refused your celebration. Today’s escalation is why. No one wins in war, both countries children die.— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) February 27, 2019
I pray that this decency prevails and am proud to see it expressed openly and without fear. We who do not want war must insist on dignity and decency and peace for all men.— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) February 27, 2019
Appalled at the war-mongerers in our midst, especially on social media and the television media. If you so badly want to taste blood, sign up for the armed forces. I don't want my sisters and brothers in the armed forces dying just because of your clueless rants #SayNoToWar— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) February 27, 2019
It's the unpopular opinion but that shouldn't deter anyone from saying these facts:— Scotchy (@scotchism) February 27, 2019
1. Wars never do any good
2. Nobody should die because of war.
3. If you love your armed forces you won't ask them to go to war
4. If you think it won't affect you, you're very wrong#SayNoToWar
Pros of War:— Osama. (@ashaqeens) February 27, 2019
- it boasts egos of few politicians & generals
- gives fake sense of nationalism
Cons of war:
- everyone is effected
- young soldiers die on both side & civilian casualties
- massive financial loss
- infrastructure damage#SayNoToWar
#SayNoToWar— SorathSindhu (@SindhuSorath) February 27, 2019
India and Pakistan, both are nuclear power countries yet poverty stricken with less education ratio as per population.
We have history to take lessons, war has bought no fruits for both nation.
I am at humanity side. I would cry over human loss regardless of title. pic.twitter.com/neUD7LzKBW
My heart is with the brave soldiers on both sides of the Pakistan-India border who have to risk their lives to satisfy the egos of selfish megalomaniacs on both sides of the border. We support your right to living a happy life with your loved ones. We wish you safety. #SayNoToWar— Usama Khilji (@UsamaKhilji) February 27, 2019
Step back and think for a second...do we really want a war? #SayNoToWar— seemi pasha (@seemi_pasha) February 27, 2019
Seeing such ridiculous tweets from people cheering on the tension and almost wanting war with one another. Yes because killing each other will solve everything won’t it 🙄 #SayNoToWar 🙏🏼— Noreen Khan (@DJNoreenKhan) February 27, 2019
War is a good idea, because right now I am pretty safe - only soldiers or people living at borders will die. Right?#SayNoToWar— Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) February 27, 2019
How can people be cheering for war when we lived (or by some accounts are still living) through a decades long asymmetric war that saw tens of thousands die, streets flooded with blood, markets set ablaze, and buildings reduced to rubble. #SayNoToWar— Kala Kawa (@kaalakawaa) February 27, 2019
#SayNotoWar— Sagar Parkash (@2_inocentboy) February 26, 2019
Pakistan & India already suffered alot now they need to stop destorying each other and should work for their prosperity.
We are talking about two countries loaded with nuclear weapons. How can we even joke about the war.#SayNoToWar— Madiha Sabahat (@SabahatMadiha) February 26, 2019
On both sides #India & #Pakistan there is a lot of hate coming out . Can in this tense time those who desire peace we unite & tweet #SayNoToWar . We want the media in both countries to END this war cry NOW !! #SayNoToWar— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) February 27, 2019
Whatever the situation is, both governments should sit on a table and work towards peace. But no war because it costs lives and money, and moreover, humanity gets destroyed. #SayNoToWar— Manish Shaarma (@Manishshaarma) February 27, 2019
There is nothing uglier than people cheering for WAR. #SayNoToWar— Harshad Badadhe (@Harshad_Badadhe) February 27, 2019
How can war make anyone happy is beyond me! #SayNoToWar— Anil Kumar (@anilyzethis) February 27, 2019