Nation mourns Colonel Mahadik’s death, twitter users question Modi’s resolve on terrorism


Colonel Santosh Mahadik’s death in encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara on Tuesday has sent a shock wave across the country.

The death of Col Mahadik, second high-ranking officer to die fighting the terrorists after Colonel Munindra Nath Rai died in encounter in Tral area of the valley in January this year, has been a subject of intense social media conversation since Tuesday.

Colonel Mahadik was a top twitter trend on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, the reports of wreath laying ceremony, prompted the social media users to start discussing his death once again.

The dominating theme of this discussion revolved around criticism for Prime Minister Narendra Modi because, while in opposition, he wasted no opportunity to embarrass the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh for being weak in dealing with terrorists.

User Samar quoted Modi’s one such tweet posted in 2009;

Samar asked;

User @withrahulg asked why PM Modi had time to tweet about the VHP leader Ashok Singhal’s death but not for India’s martyr Colonel Mahadik.

User @congressichokra said he was still waiting for a twee ‘on colonel’s death from 56 inch’ prime minister


User RM Bhagat asked Modi to ‘stop preaching’ on terrorism adding that he need to ‘act’ now.

User Manvendra Singh Rana wrote;

Kapil Mishra, a minister in Delhi government, asked;

User Amit Sirohiya asked similar question;

Some twitter users criticised the Congress MP, Mani Shankar Aiyar, for his reported comments against Modi on a Pakistani channel.

User Marvin asked;

User Hermanprit Singh tweeted;

However, there were plenty of tweets condoling the martyrdom of Colonel Mahadik;

Here’s a snapshot of these tweets