Hasan Minhaj's post on Kashmir for India's Independence Day has got people talking
- American Comedian
Hasan Minhajspoke about the Indian government’s decision to scrap Article 370.
- Minhaj took to Twitter to share a clip from the sets of his popular Netflix show Patriot Act.
- While many have appreciated Minhaj’s stand on the issue, the post has also welcomed brought in a lot of criticism.
On India’s Independence Day, Minhaj wrote, “As India celebrates its independence, let's think about the people who don't seem to have any right now. #Kashmir”
As India celebrates its independence, let's think about the people who don't seem to have any right now. #Kashmir https://t.co/cGGoUcMbPw— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) 1565894109000
The post has opened up to a mixed response with some applauding Minhaj taking a stand on the issue. There’s also a large section of Indians calling out the standup comic for being just another Indian-origin American talking about the issue.
Here is @hasanminhaj eloquently speaking up for the people of Kashmir, who have been pawns in a political battle fo… https://t.co/PdUZgvpiBp— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) 1565945184000
Gratitude @hasanminhaj . The world needs to turn its attention to Kashmir. #Kashmir https://t.co/C7T66ZPsLO— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) 1565904162000
Firstly, It’s not ‘Section 370’, it is Article 370 which no longer exists. What autonomy are you talking about? J&K… https://t.co/8kJ7yCceiG— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) 1565895990000
On August 5, The Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370 is scrapped revoking the state's right to have its own laws independent of the central legislations. The Indian government also divided the state into two Union Territories bringing the region directly under the central rule.
While the decision was taken on Monday (August 5), Kashmir has been in a dark alley with minimal or no communication since two days before the decision.
The state’s top political leaders Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah as well as
There is no word from the government on when they would be released, either.
Not the first time
In May, Minhaj got trolled on Twitter for commenting on the Indian elections and Modi’s landslide win.
Even a mainstream journalist dared him to join a debate on the issue. He however decided to stay out of it but did not miss the opportunity for a joke.
This is a trap. https://t.co/oGw8F6wgSc— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) 1559579656000
Now, his fans in India will be waiting for a special episode with his take on the contentious issue that has divided the world at large.
While Pakistan and its ally China have agitated against India's move in Kashmir, most countries have maintained stoic silence.
The United Nations will be holding a closed door meeting for the first time since 1965 to discuss the issue.