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Adnan Sami Responds To Haters After Being Trolled For Supporting Surgical Strikes
A file photo of Adnan Sami.
Pakistani artistes in India have been at the receiving end of hateful messages for not condemning the Uri terror attack. But Pakistani singer Adnan Sami is being attacked for praising the Indian Army’s strike on terror camps.
Sami, who was a Pakistani citizen until last year, has lashed out at Twitter trolls who rained abuses on him for congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the army operation against terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC).
"Pakistanis r outraged by my earlier tweet. Their outburst clearly means they see Terrorist & Pakistan as the same! #selfgoal #stopterrorism (sic)," he said on the micro-blogging site.
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 30, 2016
Sami had earlier lauded the Indian Army for a 'successful and mature strategic strike against terrorism'. "Big Congratulations to @PMOIndia & our brave Armed forces for a brilliant, successful & mature strategic strike against #terrorism ! #Salute (sic)."
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 29, 2016
The tweet, which had no reference to Pakistan, elicited angry responses from netizens across the border, many of who seemed to be in the dark over the change of his citizenship. He was branded a traitor with some wondering if he too would be asked to leave India like other Pakistani artistes.
— Ahmad's FC (@InfoMahnoor) September 30, 2016
— Malik Zubair Awan (@ZubairSabirPTI) September 30, 2016
— Maria Aziz (@MariaAziz2) September 30, 2016
— Palwasha Khan (@PalwashaKhan18) September 30, 2016
There were a few, however, who spoke in support of the singer.
— Aniket Patankar (@patankaraniket) September 30, 2016
Sami was a Pakistani citizen until May 2015 when the government there refused to renew his passport, following which he was allowed by the Indian government on humanitarian grounds to stay here indefinitely.