- Shuchi Singh Kalra countered Rajnath Singh's "Kashmiriyat" comment
- Mr Singh's comment came after terror attack in Anantnag which killed 7
- Ms Kalra has now deleted her Twitter account
The Home Minister was reacting to one Shuchi Singh Kalra, the editor of a noted travel portal, who criticised his comment on "Kashmiriyat" in the aftermath of the attack in which seven pilgrims were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.
Ms Kalra's counter was astringent: "Who gives a **** about the spirit of Kashmiriyat at this moment? It's not your job to placate. Just drag those cowards out and cull them."
The people of Kashmir have strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath yatris. It shows the spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive.- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 11, 2017
The Home Minister did not let that pass without a riposte.
The tweet received over 3.500 likes and nearly 2,000 retweets. Ms Kalra has since deleted her Twitter account.
Ms Kalra I certainly do. It is absolutely my job to ensure peace & tranquility in all parts of the country. All Kashmiris are not terrorists https://t.co/YdTnjDND9i- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 11, 2017
Earlier, the Home Minister said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir saying they had condemned the attack in which terrorists opened fire on a bus returning from the Amarnath shrine.
Mr Singh called it a "cowardly act of terror" and told reporters it was heartening to see the nation stand united against terrorism.
"I am pained at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims. But I salute the people of Kashmir as all sections of society have condemned the attack," he said.
Over 3,000 more pilgrims headed to the shrine of Lord Shiva this morning, many of them saying they would not be deterred by the terror attack.