New Delhi 12 Apr 2018
“Criticising national policies, doesn’t make me anti-national,” this hard-hitting dialogue from Shoojit Sircar’s 2013 political spy thriller film Madras Cafe rings into my ears every time someone is shut down if trying to point out the shortcomings of our country.
Called anti-national or non-Indian has become a norm in our nation in the present day but thanks to Braveheart influential figures such as Saina Mirza who know how to shut up bigots like a boss. The star Indian tennis player was called an ‘non-Indian’ by a Twitter troll after Sania posted her thoughts on the sickening Kathua and Unnao rape-murder cases.
She rightly voiced her opinion on the rape and murder of an innocent eight-year-old Asifa belonging to Bakherwal Muslim nomads and the rape of a teenager allegedly by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
The father of girl in Unnao rape case died in the police custody after being brutally beaten by alleged rapist Sengar’s brother. These chilling details must be boiling your blood but not if you are a miscreant troll like the one Sania faced recently.
Nevertheless, the douchebag of a person did not realise who he was dealing with and was taught a good lesson by Indian tennis queen.
It began with Sania Mirza expressing her horror against the inhumane rape-murder case of eight-year-old Asifa in Kathua district. Saina shared a screenshot of The New York Times that ran the story of Kathua rape case with a headline, “In India, the rape and murder of an 8-year-old has led to protests by Hindu nationalists – coming to the defense of the accused [sic].”
Sainas’ tweet reads, “Is this really the kind of country we we want to be known as to the world today?? If we can’t stand up now for this 8 year old girl regardless of our gender, caste, colour or religion then we don’t stand for anything in this world.. not even humanity.. makes me sick to the stomach [sic].”