The Nizammudin incident which has been making headlines from a couple of days invited reactions from many. Babita Phogat who won a Gold Medal in Commonwealth for India came on the radar of Twitterati and she was bashed for her comment.
The criticism she invited revolves around her communalising the Nizammudin incident. On Thursday night, Babita Phogat took to her Twitter account and took an indirect dig at the Nizammudin incident.
For those unversed, her tweet referred to the incident happened in Indore in which a group of frustrated and annoyed locals just physically attacked healthcare workers and civic officials. This was also because those healthcare workers were there to test the residents of that area for COVID-19.
Babita tweeted, “At your place it might have spread through bats, in India, it spread through illiterate pigs,” and attached the hashtag #NizamuddinIdiots to her post.
She started receiving the bash from a certain section which felt her tweet was to “target a community and to communalise” the Markaz Nizamuddin incident. At that event, over 2000 people came together despite warning for a religion event.
A Twitter user wrote, “Record amount of bigotry, hate, and fake news in just 17 words. You should get Gold Medal for (t)his achievement..” (sic)
Another just gone personal and said it’s because of Aamir Khan’s Dangal she’s famous today. The tweet read, “Aamir Khan brought insignificant hate-mongering fools like Babita Phogat to the limelight and today she shamelessly abuses his community!”
Dangal tracked down the story of Phogat sisters – Gita Phogat and Babita Phogat. It released in 2016 which went out to be Aamir Khan and Bollywood’s highest-grossing film and it holds the record till date.
She later tweeted and clarified: “What else should I call those who attack doctors, police and nurses who have been our shields in this crisis. I have no motive to write against any particular religion or caste. In this tweet, I have only written against those who attacked corona fighters, and will keep writing even in the future.”
डॉक्टर ,पुलिस,नर्स जो इस संकट के समय देश की ढा़ल बनकर खड़े हैं उन पर हमला करने वालों को और क्या संज्ञा दूं।इसमें मेरा किसी धर्म जाति विशेष के खिलाफ लिखने का कोई मकसद नहीं है।मैंने इस ट्वीट मैं सिर्फ कोरोना सेनानियों पर हमलावरों के खिलाफ लिखा है और आगे भी लिखती रहूंगी। https://t.co/YK4oILIHsx
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) April 2, 2020