J&K: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal recently proposed Nobel Peace Prize for Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan. This proposal had come hours after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was released from Pakistan’s custody on Friday, reached Delhi.
Mr. Faesal tweeted, “A Nobel Peace Prize to @ImranKhanPTI could drastically change the way Pakistan operates in the South Asia region.
IK has already raised the bar for leadership in the region, and the Prize could encourage him to further nurture the India-Pak relationship.
He deserves the prize”.
After his tweet went viral, many Twitterati started trolling him.
Here are a few reactions of the netizens.
Have you lost it?Forgotten what led to this? 44 CRPF killed by a terror group based in Pakistan. How is that raising the bar for leadership? And peace prizes do not alter how a leader behaves. Just look at Obama.
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) March 2, 2019
Sigh! Wonder how people like these clear the civils and top them
— Siddarth Bhardwaj (@siddah08) March 2, 2019
Lost faith in UPSC
— Sonaxi Mishra (@SonaAstro) March 2, 2019
A Pakistani Passport could drastically change the way your distracted mind thinks permanently https://t.co/VzYbrb9KK1
— Dr Pushyanti Shukla Mohit (पश्यन्ती शु्क्ला मोहित) (@DrPashyantiS) March 2, 2019
Later, in an interview with Ms. Barkha Dutt, Mr. Faesal tried to justify his proposal and said that Imran Khan deserves the Nobel Peace Prize as he took a step to deescalate tensions between India and Pakistan.
In his nearly half an hour conversation with Ms. Barkha Dutt, he stressed on the need for India and Pakistan to start a dialogue and urged both the countries to fight against terrorism.
Talking about terrorism, Mr. Faesal said that if India uses diplomacy, Masood will land in jail.