The UAE’s honoring the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to Abu Dhabi has been widely criticized on social media.
The criticism came amid continued anger in the Indian and Pakistani regions of Jammu and Kashmir, in rejection of Modi’s oppressive policies against Muslims.
Social media activists interacted with the images of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed honoring the Indian Prime Minister, who considered by many as “Muslims oppressor”.
Kashmir continues to lead the scene across platforms in India and Pakistan, days after India revoked the autonomy resolution enjoyed by the Muslim-majority region.
After the UAE announced its support for India in its arbitrary steps against Muslims, bin Zayed awarded the Indian Prime Minister with the the Zayed Medal “in recognition of his role in enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries”.
The UAE received wide reactions dominated by the criticism of the UAE for this honor after the Prime Minister of India annexed the Muslim Kashmir, and made the region a prison for Muslims in it.
The UAE’s honoring of Modi with the highest state prize at this crucial juncture is a dagger in the back of the Islamic nation, the worst massacre in history in Kashmir and its people, the singers said.
The Indian government recently announced that it would abolish Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, while Pakistan expeled the Indian ambassador and suspend bilateral trade agreements on Wednesday.
Residents of the Muslim-majority region have been demanding separation and accession to Pakistan since the two countries gained independence from Britain in 1947. Conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbors has sparked three wars, two of them were over Kashmir.