Mahira Khan was just accused of not speaking for Kashmir
Pakistani celebrities have been very vocal about their views regarding the Kashmir issue. A lot of them highlighted their stances via their official twitter accounts but it seems that the trolls on the internet ‘missed’ seeing those tweets.
As soon Article 370 was repealed by India, Mahira Khan, along with many Pakistani celebrities, raised their voice for Kashmir
She started off by emphasizing the humanitarian crisis in the state of Kashmir and concluded by stating that she stands with the Kashmiris in their tough time.
Have we conveniently blocked what we don’t want to address? This is beyond lines drawn on sand, it’s about innocent lives being lost! Heaven is burning and we silently weep. #Istandwithkashmir #kashmirbleeds
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 5, 2019
Despite Mahira’s clear stance, plenty of people on social media accused the actress of NOT highlighting the Kashmir issue
People getting cancelled like flies cause of #Kashmir issue !!
— MAG 😉 (@BahrainiStark) August 19, 2019
Surprisingly many people, unfairly, called out Mahira Khan for not speaking about Kashmir
Waseem Akram /Mahira khan/Rameez Raja none have spoken about Kashmir granted some of them may be apolitical but they do randomly comment on current issues .
— Mohammad Iqbal Abid (@Habbash) August 19, 2019
What about Mahira khan, Fawad khan, atif aslam, RFAK, ali zafar, imran abbas?Not a single word on kashmir bcz they work in bollywood? Hypocrites send them to india
— Patriot (@Patriot50868467) August 18, 2019
I dont understand why you guys are pushing Junejo to make a video about Kashmir when your celebrities like Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan, Shoaib Malik and Wasim Akram are also not saying a single word. Stop targeting one person. Let others live too. It's about personal choices.
— 🇵🇰 (@Thenisshh) August 18, 2019
The trolls urged the actress to come out of the film world and comment on the Kashmir issue
Mahira Khan Sahiba if you come out of your Film world So tweet on Kashmir too
— Naveed siddiqui (@naveedsd13) August 18, 2019
Mahira khan apki success apko mubarik ho but why are you not speaking on kashmir and voilance of human rights in kashmir?
Agr ap ya kanhy gi ab b ka stars peace keepers hota hain to i think peace keeper tb hta hain jab sab log peace hi chahta hn
— Awaisikram788 (@awaisikram788) August 17, 2019
One troll even came up with some extremely demeaning comments about Mahira Khan over what he thought was her lack of support for Kashmir
The troll asserted that the actress hadn’t mentioned Kashmir in any of her tweets and he went on to use a really indecent remark to state that the actress was no different than an animal. In the words of the troll, ” I mean she is worse than an animal. Mahira, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
Just checked the whole Timeline Of @TheMahiraKhan and failed to found a Single tweet for Kashmir from her.
I mean she is worse than an animal.
Even @sonamakapoor Spokes on Kashmir but mahira remains silent why?
Mahira you should be Ashamed of yourself.
— Hubaib Yousefzai (@cmd_BT) August 18, 2019
Mahira Khan who probably had enough of this incessant abuse clapped back at the troll
The actress got her point across by stating that the troll did NOT check her timeline. She attached a screenshot of her stance on Kashmir which was tweeted a few days ago. She ended her tweet by saying that the troll can now continue to call her names.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 19, 2019
Armeena Khan supported Mahira and said that trolls cannot use a legitimate issue to abuse the artists
She stated that it’s wrong to hold Mahira accountable when you clearly know that the actress had boldly voiced her opinion via her tweets.
we simply cannot hide behind a legitimate issue to abuse artists PLEASE 🙏🏻 This is so wrong especially when they HAVE spoken out as is evident here. We need unity at this time and the focus should be on the main issue at hand which is Kashmir. Stay strong M.
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) August 19, 2019
People asserted that the trolls are more worried about the tweets by actors as opposed to actually being concerned for an issue
Yess tell them Mahira! these people keep uttering nonsense without even knowing the truth. These loosers r more worried about an actor's tweets than the actual problem
— Rimsha (@ZehraRimsha) August 19, 2019
Fans thanked Mahira for her brutal response and labeled this act by the trolls as shameful
Such a shameful act by haters. Without searching the profile of celebrities they accuse and abuse them. Thanks @TheMahiraKhan for a beautiful reply 🙂 much respect and power to you 🙂
— Shaista Javed (@shaistajaved89) August 19, 2019
A few even stated that the actress shouldn’t have dignified the troll with a response because she owes nothing to the haters
Why even respond to such hate mongers? That is their only occupation in life, let them stay busy. You're above that.
— Ruhina Hashmi (@Ruhinah) August 19, 2019
Oh mann you didn't need to reply , you owe them nothing
— M! (@mariyaboon) August 19, 2019
Aisy ghatia logo ko reply hi mat de
— Aliza Khan (@Aliza_K_Mahsud) August 19, 2019
Nobody deserves to be called by indecent names and people highlighted the need to actually learn some ethics
Nobody has any right to call anyone names! We as humans have become brutal when it comes to any opinion or comments! Hope we learn some basic ethics of life first to pass on any comments to anyone!
— Meshal Cheema (@MishaallC) August 19, 2019
Mahira, and other celebrities and influencers like Irfan Junejo, have been criticized unnecessarily for something that they aren’t guilty of. Celebrities shouldn’t be forced to have a political stance.
The actress has talked about the chaotic situation in Kashmir and even if she didn’t address this issue, still it could NOT have been used as a parameter to measure her patriotism or as an excuse to disrespect her in any way.
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