Musician Adnan Sami congratulated the Prime Minister of India and the Indian army for a “brilliant, successful and mature strategic strike against terrorism”, but the singer faced backlash from people from across the border.
He later posted yet another tweet saying it was a ‘self goal’ as never referred to Pakistan or Pakistanis in his previous tweet.
“Big Congratulations to @PMOIndia & our brave Armed forces for a brilliant, successful & mature strategic strike against #terrorism ! #Salute”
“Pakistanis r outraged by my earlier tweet. Their outburst clearly means they see Terrorist & Pakistan as the same! #selfgoal #stopterrorism”
A former citizen of Pakistan, Sami was submitted a request for Indian citizenship in May last year, when his Pakistani passport expired and was not renewed by the Pakistan government. His request was approved in December 2015, when the government of India approved his request. He became a citizen of India from January 1st this year.
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 29, 2016
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 30, 2016