Swara Bhaskar gets trolled for her tweet supporting comedian Munawar Faruqui
There was a time when a man would get recognition and fame by working his hardest but it’s become difficult to gain recognition these days. Times have changed and now, social media has become the trend! People use it all the time to gain fame by doing amazing things to the weirdest things to reach like-minded people or polar opposites to create a buzz! One such incident has come up where a comedian made fun of the Hindi religion. This comedian is Munawar Faruqui who made big news for cracking jokes on the Hindu religion, got beat up while performing a show in Indore, and got arrested.
Freedom of speech is big but is it okay to target the sentiments of a particular religion, aim your jokes on their revered Gods, just to become famous? And most of the time, these people are let go easily. But in the case of Munawar, actors like Swara Bhaskar tweeted in his support and got trolled so hard.
Apart from making fun of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses, standup comedian Munawar Faruqui was also accused of making vulgar remarks on the country’s home minister Amit Shah in the wake of the Godhra case. A complaint against Munawar Faruqui has been lodged by the Hindu Rakshak Sangathan and later on, he was arrested in Indore, Madhya Pradesh where he had a show to perform.
While Munawar was performing his show, people of Hindu Rakshak Sangathan showed up on the venue. The Sangathan is accused of getting physical with Munawar as well as those in the audience who supported him.
Given the matter, Munawar was taken to the police station after which comedian Munawar Faruqui started trending on social media. Since this incident involved him insulting Hinduism and making vulgar remarks on the country’s home minister, social media was divided on the matter. One section said that what happened with Munawar is the result of his own deeds, while the other side openly supported Munawar and describing his arrest as a violation of freedom of speech.
Actor Swara Bhaskar, who has raised her voice in all important issues, tweeted in support of Munawar, but her tweet took a dig at Hinduist organizations. Her tweet read in Hindi, “The alleged contractors of Hindus will remain as gullible and stupid this year as they have been for many decades.” This started a new controversy with Swara and users started trolling her.
Swara can support Munawar Faruqui, but the way she presented herself wasn’t right. Due to her celebrity status, she should have chosen her words more carefully in a way that is completely neutral without any hatred.