‘There are no winners’: Indians and Pakistanis #SayNoToWar on Twitter

Amidst escalating tensions between Indian and Pakistan with clash between air forces of both nations, people on both side of the border have taken to social media to express their concerns and disapproval about the current situation.

Following the Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror training camp in Balakot in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, reports of further attacks by both sides appeared in both Indian and Pakistani media on Wednesday.

While India said that it shot down an Pakistani F16 fighter jet that had violated Indian air-space in retaliatory fire, Islamabad said that it had shot down two IAF aircrafts in Pakistani airspace and have arrested one pilot.

With all eyes on India and Pakistan, citizens from both nations have taken to social media with the hashtag #SayNotoWar in response to warmongers and to spread the message of peace.

Here is how Twitterati reacted to Indo-Pak stand-off:

Reactions from India

Journalists, civil servants, authors, activists, youngsters and others spoke out against the dangerous trend of warmongering. Many pointed out that while common people bayed for blood, it was only politicians and corporates that actually benefited from war.

Reactions from Pakistan

Many including Prime Minister Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan, actress Mahira Khan and Fatima Bhutto, granddaughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, tweeted against warmongering. Many Pakistani journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and public personalities also tweeted using the hashtag.