#PakWithIndiaNotoLakhviBail: A Cross-Border Show of 'Hashtag Solidarity'

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New Delhi:  Hours after a Pakistan court granted bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused by India of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the hashtag #PakWithIndiaNoToLakhviBail took off, in a show of solidarity across borders.

Tweets from Pakistan supported the hashtag as an important message after #IndiaWithPakistan, which became viral in an outpouring of grief from Indians after the massacre of 132 children by Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in Peshawar on Tuesday.

Among those who tweeted with the hashtag was Alizeh Iqbal Haider, a member of the Pakistan National Assembly and a spokesperson for Pakistan People's Party leader Bilawal Bhutto.<div id="ndtvrelcontent"></div>


Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, the niece of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, tweeted:



Indians on twitter acknowledged the gesture with strong calls to unite against terrorism.

"Terrorists don't belong to any nation they don't have any religion. Dear Pakistan, Thank you for this tag #PakWithIndiaNoToLakhviBail," said one tweet.

JP Ranjan tweeted:


An anti-terror court in Islamabad granted bail to Lakhvi saying the prosecution has been unable to provide evidence against him. Lakhvi, among seven people arrested in the Mumbai attacks trial in Pakistan in 2009, had applied for bail yesterday. On twitter, many Pakistanis criticized the decision.

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