India's tennis star Sania Mirza had a razor sharp reply for the people spreading hatred after the Pulwama terror attack that took the lives of 40 CRPF jawans late on Thursday night. In what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir, an explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses in the CRPF convoy.
Mirza, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, is trolled and targetted every time the relation between India and Pakistan takes a hit. This time Mirza had hit back at the hatred. Celebrities are a regular target for the trolls and Mirza decided to take a stand.
"This post is for those peeople 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?? Cause we are celebs and some of you are frustrated individuals who have no where else to target your anger towards and grab every opportunity to spread more hate?? Mirza said in a lengthy post on Twitter. She further reiterated that they are against terrorism and everyone should be. She said she is extremely saddened by the attack and the day shall never be forgotten and forgiven but she will still be praying for peace.
"I don't need to condemn an attack publicly, or come and scream from roof tops 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 frame of mind is against terrorism and if they are not then that's a problem!!
"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 to them and they are our 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 condolences can make any of this better.. this day will not be forgotten and neither shall it be forgiven but YES I will stay pray for peace and you should too instead of spreading more hate," Mirza added. Mirza ended her post with a strong statement that she and other celebrities are doing their bit for the country "WITHOUT announcing on social media" and "that's a thing too".
The entire of India in still in the state of sadness and shock over the Pulwama attacks. From anger to tears, many celebrities have come out to help the families of the martyred.