New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza came up with a razor sharp reply for people fighting hate wars on social media, spreading hatred after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF jawans on Thursday.
It was the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir, as an explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses in the CRPF convoy, killing everyone in it.
Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, is often trolled and targeted every time when something foes wrong between India and Pakistan. This time Mirza took to Twitter and decided to take a stand.
“This post is for those people who think that as celebrities we need to ‘condemn’ an attack, tweet and Instagram and be all over social media to prove that we are patriotic and care about our country.. why?? Cause we are celebs and some of you are frustrated individuals who have no where else to target your anger towards and grab every opportunity to spread more hate??” read Sania’s lengthy post on Twitter.
She further added, “I don’t need to condemn an attack publicly, or come and scream from roof tops or all over social media that we are against terrorism.. of course we are against terrorism and anyone that spreads it.. any person in their right frame of mind is against terrorism and if they are not then that’s a problem!!
“I play for my country, sweat for it and that’s how I serve my country. I stand with the CRPF jawaans and their families, my heart goes out to them and they are our true heroes who protect our country.. 14th February was a black day for India and I hope we never have to see another day like this, no amount of condolences can make any of this better.. this day will not be forgotten and neither shall it be forgiven but YES I will stay pray for peace and you should too instead of spreading more hate,” Mirza added.
The tennis player ended her post with a strong statement that she and other celebrities are doing their bit for the country “WITHOUT announcing on social media” and “that’s a thing too”.
Sania had earlier tweeted condemning the Pulwama attacks and had offered her condolences for the families of the deceased.
The entire of India in still in the state of sadness and shock over the Pulwama attacks. From anger to tears, many celebrities have come out to help the families of the martyred.