Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has come under fire for allegedly promoting 'anti-Hindu' sentiments on social media.
Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, the Veere Di Wedding star recently shared a post by the Facebook parody page 'Humans of Hindutva' on her Instagram handle.
Sonam's post seems like a response to those spreading hate in the wake of rising Indo-Pak tensions. The post read that the average Indians and Pakistanis had a lot in common with each other but it was their religious beliefs that were responsible for war.
"The average Indian has more in common with the average Pakistani than he does with a Hindu fundamentalist who wants to bomb in the name of Ram and lynch minorities and rally in support of child rapists," the post read. "The average Pakistani has more in common with an average Indian than he does with an Islamic fundamentalist who wants to bomb others in the name of Allah and oppress women and put guns in the hands of children."
It further said, "Ordinary citizens everywhere just want to have a normal life and go to work and raise their children well and save up for a decent home."
"Hindu and Islamic fundamentalists both have loads in common. Their minds are poisoned by hate and they both lack empathy for the other side. They both want war and do not care for its consequences," the post stated. "The cost of this extraordinary hatred of fundamentalists in both countries is eventually going to be paid by the ordinary citizens of both countries and the soldiers who are always first in line of a fire they did not ignite."
The post was originally shared by 'Humans of Hindutva' on their Facebook page and has been shared over 1,800 times.
'Humans of Hindutva' is a popular page that often shares jokes and satirical content which can be construed as critical of the Hindu right wing.
However, in the wake of recent developments between India and Pakistan, many have called out Sonam for sharing 'anti-Hindu' propaganda.
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