BJP supporters recently took to Twitter vowing to teach Malaysia a lesson after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accused India of invading and occupying Kashmir in defiance of UN resolutions.
What irked the supporters of the saffron party the most a tweet posted from the official Twitter handle of the Malaysian prime minister. It read, “The helplessness of the world in stopping atrocities inflicted on the Rohingyas in Myanmar had reduced the regard for the resolution of the UN. Now, despite UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the country has been invaded and occupied.”
The helplessness of the world in stopping atrocities inflicted on the Rohingyas in Myanmar had reduced the regard for the resolution of the UN. Now, despite UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the country has been invaded and occupied.
— Dr Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial) September 28, 2019
BJP supporters, who were hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently for pulling off a diplomatic coup by reportedly convincing Mohamad for the extradition of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, launched and trended hashtag #BoycottMalaysia on Twitter. Most BJP supporters posting using this hashtag were urging Indian tourists to not visit Malaysia in a bid to hurt the latter’s economy.
Urge to all Indian dont visit to malasiya as well as Turky…jai Hind #BoycottMalaysia
— मैं भी चौकीदार हुं।#kalpit patel (@kalpit_79) October 1, 2019
#BoycottMalaysia what a disgrace malysian pm is.. He is no rights to talk about indias internal matter… When it comes to China these all idiots shut their eyes
— Rohit Rawat (@223790) October 2, 2019
Replace Malaysia with Indonesia (where you can see well-preserved Hindu temples and idols everywhere) as tourist destination.
Time to show gratitude to Indonesia and #BoycottMalaysia
— Punjabi banda (@punjabi_banda) September 30, 2019
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 29, 2019
This prompted an instant reaction from Malaysian Twitter users, who surprisingly agreed with their right-wing Indian counterparts and said Indians should stay away from visiting Malaysia.
— Farsruslee (@mfarisruslee) October 1, 2019
#BoycottMalaysia imagine not being able to go to India? Nothing much to miss. Hahaha. At least our toilets are better.
— Quitfacebook (@Quitfacebook1) October 1, 2019
Build your toilet first before #BoycottMalaysia
— mdamiruzri (@mdamiruzri) October 1, 2019
Many Malaysian users also reminded right-wing users about the recent viral video of an Indian family being caught in Indonesia for stealing hotel items said that their country was better off without visitors from India.