Chetan Bhagat letter to Kashmiris stirs social storm

Chetan Bhagat's letter to Kashmiri youth published in Times of India stirs up a social media storm.

FP Staff April 19, 2016 01:18:57 IST
Chetan Bhagat letter to Kashmiris stirs social storm

Chetan Bhagat's open letter to Kashmiri youth is drawing strong reactions on social media. Some are responding in the same coin - "open letter" but mostly tweets or Facebook posts.

Chetan Bhagat letter to Kashmiris stirs social storm

Chetan Bhagat/ AFP

Bhagat wrote in a Times of India blog calling on Kashmiri youth to change tack.

"If you are Kashmiri and care for Kashmir, the best thing you can do is to integrate with India. Your population size is small, only 7 million. It is not unthinkable to unite them and create a group of people that talks real business with the Indian government," is the dominant theme in his "open letter".

Sheikh Usman has written his open letter to Bhagat in the DailyO where he says "Thanks, but no thanks".

Tweets in response to Chetan Bhagat's letter range from praise to the other extreme and trended for many hours Monday night India time.

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