Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who was freed after eight months in detention, on Wednesday tweeted s picture which has mocked his timing of the release.
The National Conference leader tweeted a meme that showed him sitting with a grim face and captioned it as, “When you spend 236 days in lockdown, and on the day you get out, the government imposes a 21-day national lockdown,” the meme read.
“These are serious and scary times so a little humor doesn’t hurt,” he added another captioned the meme.
On Tuesday, the Abdullah returned to Twitter hours after his release from jail with a series of witty and humorous tweets. The National Conference leader, who was released amid an unprecedented nationwide shutdown to stall the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, offered “tips on surviving quarantine or a lockdown” because of his “months of experience”.
Mr. Abdullah posted that it was “a very different world today” in his first tweet to the one that existed on August 5, when he was placed in detention.
The former Chief Minister was detained along with hundreds of the politicians in August when the center had decided to end special status to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.
Jammu and Kashmir along with the rest of India have been placed under a strict lockdown this week amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has affected nearly 500 people and killed eleven across India. Experts have warned of devastating consequences if Indians do not maintain the social distancing protocols.