The entire nation has been grieving the death of Indian soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were martyred in the terrorist attack that took place in Jammu Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. In the wake of the same, several celebrities across domains have vented their anger out on social media. Amidst the same, Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza has been trolled widely on social media for uploading pictures of herself instead of expressing her sorrow for the martyrs.
Responding to the same, the Tennis star recently lashed out at the trollers, saying that she doesn't need to condemn the attack publicly to prove her patriotism. She took to Twitter and extended a strong message to the naysayers saying, "This post is for those people who think that as celebrities we need to 'condemn' an attack, tweet, and Instagram and be all over social media to prove that we are patriotic and care about our country.. why?"
"I don't need to condemn an attack publicly, or come and scream from rooftops or all over social media that we are against terrorism.. of course, we are against terrorism and anyone that spreads it... any person in their right mind is against terrorism and if they are not then that's a problem!!" she added.
The Indian sports icon who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, continued saying, "I play for my country, sweat for it and that's how I serve my country, I stand with the CRPF Jawaans and their families, my heart goes out for them and they are true heroes who protect our country... 14th February was a black day for India and I hope we never have to see another day like this, no amount of condolence can make any of this better..."
"This day will be forgotten neither be forgiven but YES I will still pray for peace and you should too instead of spreading more hate.. anger is good as long as it's being channeled into something productive.. you are achieving nothing by trolling other people.. " she stated further.
Asking the critics to find serve the nation in instead of sitting and judging others, the diva concluded her long note saying, "Find your way to serve the nation instead of sitting and swearing and judging public figures for how many posts they have put up about the tragedy! Do your bit and we are doing our bit WITHOUT announcing on social media!! Yes that's a thing too..."
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40 CRPF Jawans were martyred on Thursday as the convoy they were traveling in, on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, was attacked by a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden car. The Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for what has become the worst terror attack on the forces in many decades, drawing condemnation from across the world.
Sania previously had condemned the post in a Twitter post, in which she wrote, "Saddened at the attack on our CRPF soldiers in #Pulawama ..my sincere condolences to the families.. there is no place for terrorism in the world.. prayers for peace .. #PulwamaAttack"
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Several Bollywood actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, and Preity Zinta among others have also expressed their shock and outrage over the incident.
Meanwhile, India has revoked Pakistan's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status and also approached diplomatic missions of numerous countries to isolate Pakistan globally. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that there is incontrovertible evidence of Pakistan's hand being behind the attack, while PM Modi has assured that the sacrifices of the CRPF Jawans would not go in vain and that a free hand has been given to the security forces to avenge the attack.