Afghanistan's Vice-President Amrullah Saleh has hit out at Pakistani trolls by sharing on Twitter the iconic picture of the signing of the instrument of surrender by Pakistan’s Army in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
"We don't have, and never will have, such a picture in our history...Dear Pak Twitter attackers, the [Taliban] and terrorism will not be able to cure the trauma of this image. Find other ways," he tweeted.
On December 16, 1971, Pakistani Commander Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, the commander of the Joint Forces, at then-Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddayan), where Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made his historic call for independence on March 7, 1971.
As a symbol of surrender, Niazi also handed over his revolver to Lt. Gen. Aurora.
“Yes, yesterday I flinched for a fraction of a second as a rocket flew above and landed few meters away,” Saleh said.