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
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.
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 & dividing ppl. Why do they discriminate when the virus doesn't? This is Shameful! #Covid_19https://t.co/e7k4Zse1Vt— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) April 14, 2020
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
Yes, I agree with you that this is a very sad situation۔May Allah give guidance— FAKHRA (@ansari_fakhra) April 14, 2020
When the whole world is busy in fighting against #COVID19— سہیل (@imsuhail22) April 14, 2020
At the same time India has made another conspiracy against Muslims which is very disrespectful for the #Worlds_largest_democracy
The #UN must take necessarily action against #India to avoid targeting Muslims
there is blame game everwhere for covid 19 pandemic but in the name of religion its really pathetic— Muhammad Mansoor (@mansooroficial) April 14, 2020
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.
Front line medical staff have to have the right protective equipment to fight COVID-19 or the situation will deteriorate rapidly. We need to give what we can to PM’s Relief Fund. Also this is not a holiday-we have to stay at home to save lives.Together we will win this battle! IA pic.twitter.com/IqhhcqK3CW— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) March 31, 2020
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