#JutaBhejoPakistan: Why is this BJP leader sending slippers to Pakistan?
Indians have no dearth of novel ideas to register their protest. Now, BJP's Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga kick-started a #JutaBhejoPakistan campaign to mock Pakistan for confiscating Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife's footwear for "security reasons." Earlier, Jadhav's mother and wife were allowed to meet him on "humanitarian grounds." Bagga ordered slippers to be delivered to the Pakistan High Commission and urged followers to do the same.
How did Pakistan treat Kulbhushan Jadhav's family?
Before meeting Jadhav, his wife and mother were asked to change their clothes. Further, their "bindi, jewellery and mangalsutra" were removed. His wife's footwear was also confiscated. Later, despite repeated requests, the footwear wasn't returned. Though confused about the exact device, Pakistan has claimed that a camera, chip or recorder was hidden in the shoes. External affairs minister called this claim "absurdity beyond measure."
How did Tajinder Bagga protest?
Bagga tweeted a screen-shot of his Amazon order saying "Pakistan wants our slippers. Let's give them slippers. I have ordered Slippers and sent (them) to Pakistan High Commission. I request everyone to order one pair (of) slipper(s) for Pakistan." Within hours, the hashtag #JutaBhejoPakistan was trending. His followers took on the task and tweeted their order receipts to show solidarity.