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Nuclear war with Pakistan: IAS officer runs Twitter poll, says Pakistanis voted ‘No, life is too precious’

As many as 56 per cent voted against nuclear war (at the time of writing), but IAS officer Sanjay Dixit claimed that 78 per cent were in favour of war.

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Angered by the terrorists attack on an Army camp in Uri, Kashmir, which left 18 jawans dead, an Indian Administrative Service officer based in Rajasthan ran a Twitter poll on Sunday, asking Indians if they were prepared for an nuclear war with Pakistan, despite casualties on the Indian side. When an overwhelming number voted “No, life is too precious”, he claimed that the poll was hijacked by Pakistanis.

As many as 56 per cent voted against nuclear war (at the time of writing), but IAS officer Sanjay Dixit claimed that 78 per cent were in favour of war. Dixit tweeted that Pakistanis were flocking to vote in large numbers and it showed “how scared these fakes are”. He also alleged that Pakistanis were cursing him.

Dixit blamed Pakistani blogger @FarhanKVirk for the poll result as the latter ran a counter poll asking Pakistani’s if they are ready to die a martyr.

“Poll in response to @sanjay_dixit: If India threatens Pakistan for a nuclear war, will you be ready to sacrifice. Yes, I will be a martyr. No, I don’t,” Farhan tweeted.

Unperturbed, Dixit ran another poll on Monday, asking his followers whether “Pakistan has to be punished for its terrorist activities on Indian soil. What is the best option”. The four options were: Strike with full might, Abrogate Indus Treat, Use economic sanctions and Use Aman ki aasha.

He once again claimed that Pakistanis rigged the poll and posted that Indians have overwhelmingly advocated action against Pakistan. Dixit later called on the Indian government to “stop feeding the snake” and abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty signed by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The treaty defines the water sharing formula between the two neighbouring countries. As per the treaty, India has access to Beas, Ravi and Sutlej, whereas Pakistan was given Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.