Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's terse reply to a Pakistan Armed Forces official won praise from his Twitter fans.
The Pakistan official wrote on his personal Twitter handle on December 25: "Very Merry Christmas to Christians in Pakistan, across the globe and especially the ones in the states of Odisha and alike under the Hindutva - obsessed environment. "
Pradhan retweeted it with a terse comment: "So says a man sitting at the epicentre of genocide against religious and ideological minorities. "
It got 63 retweets and 204 likes.
One supporter said: "Well said sir.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. "
Another said: "Beautiful reply. "
One user tweeted: "For the remaining few Christians in Pakistan. . .
I doubt any Christmas is merry. "
A Twitter user remarked: "Merry Christmas Asia Bibi.
In freedom, she spends first Christmas with her daughters after 10 years. "
One post read: "They have killed all Christians in their own house and now are worried about those living in the neighbourhood. . . "
"How these types of jokers are simply enjoying perks of official positions but doing nothing for their own country!!"
wondered a user.
"Asif Ghafoor belongs to the factory of terrorism in the world - - Pakistan.
After killing Christians in his own country, (he is) wishing the whole world on Christmas!"