While the situation in Kashmir is no laughing matter, and while we often forget how dire circumstances such as these can tarnish the mind, memes are being created to garner more traction by certain publications. The situation began with the Pulwama Attacks on February 14th, where a Pakistani militant group took the blame, only catalyzing a domino effect of an ebb and flow of blazon retaliation.
Earlier this year, a Bollywood film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ starring Vishal Kaushal released as a rebuttal for the URI attacks that took place in 2016, also confirmed having done by a Pakistani militant group.
The film’s tagline was ‘How’s The Josh’ to which the response was “High sir!” While banned in Pakistan for obvious reasons, both leading actor Vishal and director insisted that it was not Anti-Pakistani.
I’d hate to be the voice of descent, but watching the film myself later I did find it to be very sensationalized and anti-Pakistan. After this morning’s attacks on a terrorist camp on the LOC by the Indian Airforce, the entertainment industry didn’t hesitate to salute their troops and affirm their loyalties with their country.
A famous online Indian publication has now hit an all new low by posting a meme on their Instagram account, directly referring to what happened earlier on the LOC.
‘Pinkvilla’ posted a photoshopped image with Vishal as the face, with the famous quote “WHERE’S THE JOSH,” stained in the Indian colours.
They captioned it with a dance emoji and an Indian flag.
Indian fans swarmed to the post and responded with the same quote.
What are your thoughts on this?