Indian actress and Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra is being incessantly trolled on social media after she commented "Hate is never the answer" in response to the Pulwama suicide bombing.
"Absolutely shocked by the attack in #Pulwama…Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack," Priyanka Chopra tweeted.
Absolutely shocked by the attack in #Pulwama…Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack.— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 14, 2019
Angry netizens posted on the thread arguing that avenging the death of martyrs is not an act of hatred but patriotism and self-defense.
This is what my country's celebs talk??— Mօɖɨʄɨɛɖ Rɛռʊ 🇮🇳 (@renu_18) February 15, 2019
If we retaliate is it our hate??
Ma'am Its called protecting ourselves..
The soldiers stand at the border risking their lives so that u can live in peace..but this is what they get from u..shame.. https://t.co/Ti6lDPVXeY
When some one enters your home and slap on nicks face then you give Gyan to yourself.. for now, relax and ask your photographer to take some more pics to share on SM…. #TerroristAttack— Aravind🇮🇳అరవింద్ (@Arvi_N) February 14, 2019
A senior police officer and recipient of country's prestigious President Police Medal D Rupa tweeted, "Attack on jawans is not just a simple love-hate story. It's a hit at the basic identity of a nation."
Attack on jawans is not just a simple love-hate story. It's a hit at the basic identity of a nation. It's about "Power of the rightful authority of a nation" Vs"Power of the illegal forces trying to sabotage a nation's peaceful existence"--equation of power.@priyankachopra https://t.co/xMrEm34tQB— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) February 15, 2019
Tarek Fateh, a weekly columnist for The Toronto Sun daily newspaper and author of 'The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State' angrily asked Priyanka to "stick to your day job and stop pontificating about Hate never being the answer."
Huh? You just made TV show in America demonizing Hindus and lying about Hindus. It was your hate that led to this anti-India, anti-Hindu attack. You and Bollywood promote anti-India, anti-Hindu views, which this terrorist believed in. Same type of hateful lies.— Hindu Americans (@HinduAmericans) February 15, 2019
Seating in AC room in somewhere london enjoying time with Hubby and telling this hate is not the answer and soon after some hour posting all loved things. Get a life girl. This is not your Quantico show. #CRPF #PulawamaTerrorAttack #Pulwama pic.twitter.com/z24DdTSRLB— Abhishek Nagar (@ohyes_abhii) February 15, 2019
Meanwhile, veteran lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar and Indian actress Shabana Azmi have canceled their planned visit to attend an event in Pakistan organised by the Karachi Arts Council. Shabana Azmi tweeted to express her grief.
"I am filled with pain and grief and all else..by the dastardly #Pulwama attack. For the 1st time in all these years I feel weakened in my belief that people to people contact can force the establishment to do the right thing. We will need to call halt to cultural exchange," she wrote.
#Pulwama attack There is no way we can carry on with cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan even as our martyrs are laying down their lives for us. I stand in solidarity with the grieving families.— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 15, 2019
The Pulwama attack is the most serious in Kashmir in recent years. A previous JeM attack occurred in September 2016 near Uri, where terrorists, armed with hand grenades, broke into an Indian Army base and killed at least 19 people.
India and Pakistan have long been engaged in a bitter feud ever since their partition in 1947, with both countries claiming parts of Jammu and Kashmir to be theirs. Specifically, New Delhi has accused Pakistan of running a proxy war against India by funding terrorists in the aforementioned disputed regions.