Indians irked after Superman comic calls Kashmir 'disputed territory'

The viral clip has riled up several Twitter users in India, with many even tweeting with #AntiIndiaSuperman

Entertainment Desk October 21, 2021

A clip purportedly from DC's new animated film 'Injustice' is doing the rounds of social media and apparently for reasons no one saw coming. 

In the viral clip, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) has been rightfully portrayed as a disputed territory. DC superheroes Superman and Wonder Woman are seen destroying all military equipment in the region and then declaring it an "arms-free zone". This viral clip has riled up several Twitter users in India, with many even tweeting with #AntiIndiaSuperman.

There are media reports saying that the two heroes are destroying Indian military infrastructure. The voiceover in the clip can however be heard as saying that Superman and Wonder Woman destroys 'every piece of military equipment 'declaring 'an arms-free zone'. There is no apparent mention of India or Pakistan but Kashmir can be heard as being regarded as a 'disputed territory.

Soon after the clip went viral on social media, it was met with heavy backlash from Indian fans. “DC fans in India, show some patriotism and cancel [Injustice]. This is hideous. Propaganda anti-India narratives should be busted,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another added: “DC Comics, this is outrageous, Kashmir is [an] integral part of India, [so] stay out of it or get your market destroyed in India.”

Another person wrote, "It’s time to ban DC films in India.”

"India is a land of peace and love. Kashmir is the Paradise of India. Shame on the Modern Day Superman. He will now be called Coward Shameless Superman. People from the world come and love India's Ideology," a Twitter user wrote.

"Showing Kashmir a disputed region and showing Indian army as villain disgusting conspiracy from DC against India. Kashmir is and will always be an integral part of India. DC better removes this objectionable scene or be ready for a complete ban in India," wrote another user.

One more penned, "Apologise to India for your malicious propaganda against Kashmir or face the wrath of a billion plus Indians and trust our strength, you will not be able to bear the loss."

One Twitter user wrote, “Westerners are now using animated movies to propagate the Anti India propaganda. These cheap stunts won’t work. Kashmir is our integral part and we won’t tolerate these offending attempts to malign us. DC Comics. Delete disputed scenes!”

There were several similar reactions. 

DC is yet to respond to the backlash. 

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