Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Choudhary, infamous for his foolish comments, yet again gave us meme content on Friday. Speaking at a gathering, Choudhary not only pronounced SUPARCO as ‘SPRACO’, but also urged the organization “to check the feasibility of providing internet to caged citizens of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir via satellite”
“Internet is considered a fundamental right nowadays.. I have asked SPRACO to check the feasibility of providing internet to caged citizens of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir via satellite” – @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/nre1PxoJqG— Fawad Chaudhry (Updates) (@FawadPTIUpdates) November 14, 2019
For the unaware, SUPARCO stands for Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission. SUPARCO is an executive and national space agency of the Government of Pakistan and a bilateral organisation of China National Space Administration, responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research
The comment by Choudhary tickled enough bones on either side of the boundary, thus starting a troll fest once and for all.
The internet service in the valley has been suspended ever since the BJP government subrogated Article 370 that gave special status to the then Jammu and Kashmir. Thereafter, the state has been divided into two union territories namely Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.