Is the Dalai Lama a terrorist? Twitterati slam Pakistan journalist who compared him to Masood Azhar

Amid the growing tensions between the two nations, a tweet by a renowned journalist from Pakistan has drawn flak from Twitterati. 

Published: 14th March 2019 03:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2019 03:10 PM   |  A+A-

dalai lama, masood azhar

Pak journalist draws flak comparing Masood Azhar and Dalai Lama.

By Online Desk

All is not well between India and Pakistan ever since the Pulwama terror attack. In the meantime, for the fourth time in a row, China has blocked a bid to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. 

Amid the growing tensions between the two nations, a tweet by a renowned journalist from Pakistan has drawn flak from Twitterati. 

Despite the move by three major powers - the US, the UK and France - to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China, using its veto power, has blocked it yet again. 

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Sharing a decade-old article from The Sydney Morning Herald, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir compared terror outfit JeM's chief Masood Azhar to the Dalai Lama. "It's very easy to understand why China blocked resolution against Masood Azhar in UNSC? India sheltering an enemy of China since decades and his name is Dalai Lama," the tweet read.

The article titled 'Dalai Lama a terrorist: China' was published in April 2008. In the article, China accuses the Dalai Lama of being involved in a riot in Lhasa and blames him for orchestrating violence. 

The comment by Mir irked many Twitterati, including journalists, who criticised him for his insensitive remarks.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:

Meanwhile, outraged by China's move in the UN, netizens have taken to Twitter to express their anger by calling for a complete ban on Chinese products in India. 

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  • Deb

    Same birds folk together fits for Pakistan and China.
    4 months ago reply
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