India’s permanent envoy to the United Nations (UN), Sayed Akbaruddin is known for his wit and humor in the inner circles of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Today however, he decided to take on a troll on Twitter who called out against India’ stand on Pakistan being a terror haven on a post by the envoy.
The career diplomat shed the cloak of diplomacy to Tweet,
Here’s a short quiz for @iDurrani1.
Name safe haven that Quetta Shoora of Taliban is named after?
Name sanctuary where Osama bin Laden was killed?
Liar, liar pants on fire 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/VCJyq0ldcS
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) January 21, 2018
It all started with a recording of a speech that the envoy had put up on his Twitter handle that discussed cross-border violence that was disrupting peace in Afghanistan titled, Aqelmand ra eshara kafee ast – A sign is enough for the wise to understand.
Aqelmand ra eshara kafee ast – A sign is enough for the wise to understand.
Focus on addressing challenges posed by cross border terrorism emanating from safe havens & sanctuaries to our region & especially to Afghanistan -Indiahttps://t.co/mPXa9bpUkJ pic.twitter.com/N2FaXsaqLZ
— Syed Akbaruddin (@AkbaruddinIndia) January 20, 2018
The troll, who is obviously pro-Pakistan replied saying all terror havens are within Afghanistan and calling out the speech by the Indian diplomat as a lie,
Seems like lying is the new Indian foreign policy. Name & locate one safe terrorist safe haven in the region other the ones that exists in Afghanistan.
— Jangrez Khan (@iDurrani1) January 20, 2018
It grabbed eyeballs all around and started trending on the micro-blogging site with people adding their smart inputs,
Where was Osama bin laden found?
— Irfan Khan Indian (@indian_khan47) January 21, 2018
Osama’s hideout didn’t turn out to very safe though so technically he can say it is not a safe haven.
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) January 21, 2018
In Pakistan , “Hafiz Saeed is Mulk E Abba” they should start Olympics for terrorists.. 😂😂
— Piyush Singh (@piyushjanghal) January 21, 2018
Pants on fire 🔥
— Govind Sharma (@rishu_1809) January 21, 2018
Salwars on fire rather.
— raju (@djRajup) January 21, 2018
More than anything, the tweet was a refreshing twist of a diplomat’s tail and hit the bulls-eye as usual. Well said sir!