Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence has been halted for now, with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague on Thursday ordering Pakistan to ensure that the Indian is not executed until a final decision was taken in his case. As the news of the verdict trickled in, ministers in government, celebrities and the public at large took to social media to express their delight at the ICJ's ruling. "The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India," tweeted Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, echoing the sentiments of her fellow citizens.
When former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif joined the chorus, Twitter trolls from Pakistan unleashed a vicious attack on them.
"You guys hv less brains? The final decision yet to come and even though icj stays whtever we ll hang him go where ever on ur choic#pak??," Farhan Zahoor tweeted to Sehwag.
@virendersehwag You guys hv less brains? The final decision yet to come and even though icj stays whtever we ll hang him go where ever on ur choic#pak??— Farhan Zahoor (@FarhanZahoor124) May 18, 2017
Sehwag's reply was as brutal as one of his big sixes.
"Please remove Mohammad from your name first," was Aamir Akram's advice to Kaif.
@MohammadKaif Please remove Mohammad from your name first !— Aamir Akram (@AamirAk12) May 18, 2017
This reply from Kaif was retweeted over 8k times.
Wow ! If I support India's victory , I should remove Mohammad. I am proud of my name. Aamir means "full of life" , you need to get one. https://t.co/eJrAqNioA2— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 18, 2017
Kaif also went on to add that India was the most tolerant and inclusive country in the world.
1.Nobody is Thekedaar of any religion.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 18, 2017
2. No name is copyrighted by the Thekedaars.
3.India is by far the most inclusive & tolerant country.
Sehwag and Kaif, unlike most celebrities, don't hold back when under attack from Twitter trolls. While Viru has been termed 'Twitter King', Kaif is slowly but surely catching up with his former India teammate.