New Delhi: Bollywood actress and social media activist Swara Bhasker is under huge criticism by netizens after she tweeted on the Taliban, the group that has taken over Afghanistan, and ‘Hindutva terror’. She expressed that our moral values should not be based on the identity of the oppressor or oppressed.
In her tweet, she wrote, “We can’t be okay with Hindutva terror & be all shocked & devastated at Taliban terror.. & We can’t be chill with #Taliban terror; and then be all indignant about #Hindutva terror! Our humanitarian & ethical values should not be based on identity of the oppressor or oppressed.”
Check out her tweet:
We can’t be okay with Hindutva terror & be all shocked & devastated at Taliban terror.. &
We can’t be chill with #Taliban terror; and then be all indignant about #Hindutva terror!
Our humanitarian & ethical values should not be based on identity of the oppressor or oppressed.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 16, 2021
Many Twitter users were appalled and angered by her tweet. They claimed it hurt their religious sentiments and compared Hindus to terrorists. Soon, the hashtag #ArrestSwaraBhasker was trending on Twitter as netizens flooded Twitter with the same tag on Wednesday (August 18).
Take a look at their tweets:
— Atulya Bharat (@ChannuMirabai) August 18, 2021
She hurted my religious sentiments. pic.twitter.com/0Hm5ByBev0
— Jadoo (@321Learner) August 18, 2021
#ArrestSwaraBhasker for defaming our religion, making false allegations, spreading haterate & anger among public on social media & hurting ones religious & ideological sentiments
@DGPMaharashtra @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice @MahaCyber1 @Cyberdost pic.twitter.com/5pbIPYraT3
— (@gankitca) August 18, 2021
— Rekha Humble (@HumbleRekha) August 18, 2021
This is one time too many. We should not normalise equating terrorism with our Hindu identity especially when there is no iota of truth in it. #ArrestSwaraBhasker https://t.co/2rcsEHR4c5
— Dev (@TheStudentsDai1) August 17, 2021
Swara often takes to social media to express her views on current affairs and world news. Her views often land her in trouble with netizens on Twitter.
On the work front, the actress has featured in popular films such as Tanu Weds Manu, Nil Battey Sannata, Raanjhanaa and Veere Di Wedding. She will be seen next in titled Sheer Qorma, Jahaan Chaar Yaar among others.