Mehwish Hayat calls out India for using COVID-19 to fuel Islamophobia

The actor believes that it is a time when everyone should be united in the fight against a common enemy

Entertainment Desk April 15, 2020
Mehwish Hayat is known for speaking her mind whenever she comes across an injustice, be it anywhere in the world. In a recent tweet the Punjab Nahi Jaungi star called out the latest wave of xenophobia in India against Muslims, stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor shared an article about coronavirus conspiracy theories arising in India that target Muslims. Alongside the article, she talked about how the world is uniting in its fight against the pandemic, while in India it is being used to fuel bigotry.

"Just came across this article. When the world is uniting to fight against a common enemy, our neighbours are using this pandemic as a way of spewing further hatred and dividing ppl. Why do they discriminate when the virus doesn't? This is Shameful!" Mehwish said in the tweet.

Her fans expressed their support for her

Mehwish has been really vocal about people keeping their humanity intact amid the coronavirus crisis.  The Load Wedding star recently uploaded a video on social media urging people to donate to the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s COVID19 relief fund.

The actor said that the country is facing a big challenge and “how we behave right now, will decide our fate for generations to come.” She started off by emphasising that even the most efficient healthcare systems of the world have submitted in front of the prevailing pandemic.

“What chances do we have then? In a place like Karachi where 20 million people reside, the intensive care wards have only 600 beds. Pakistan’s population is 220 million and the number of ventilators across the country? 1700. Last week there were only 15000 masks for doctors and nurses,” she added.

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