Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim has ignited controversy by quoting Quran verse to justify the locust attacks that the north-India is witnessing. The Dangal actress shared a post on her Twitter which has slammed by the netizens.
“So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin” she tweeted quoting Quran.
“So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin”
— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) May 27, 2020
Her tweet has received immense backlash as there has been an abnormal locust attack in recent days. Five states of North India have been put on high alert, as this could yield massive crop destruction. Netizens thought this was an insensitive tweet and resorted to trolling her.
If one wonders how does a millenial who was offered an opportunity in uber cosmopolitanism, end up with so much bigotry and hate, she is mentioning the source also. pic.twitter.com/k3FOZrRvub
— Vikas Saraswat (@VikasSaraswat) May 27, 2020
Earlier, Zaira Wasim who shot to fame with movies such as ‘Dangal’, ‘The Sky is Pink’ and ‘Secret Superstar’ had bid her film career adieu because she felt that her “relationship with her religion was threatened” by it.
Once upon a time..not so long ago…she was the toast of the secular fabric that supposedly held the Nation together….
Here the fabric is being torn bit by bit! https://t.co/qL3jINUdce
— 卐 卐 BALAJI RAAMADHOOTHAN IYENGAR 卐 卐 (@Raamadhoothan) May 27, 2020
You must know Ms Wasim, the swarm of locusts has entered into India after damaging crops extensively in Iran and Pakistan.
I hope, you would not lose sensitivity during the time of such crises. https://t.co/yalUOTvzk0
— Sudhanshu S Singh🇮🇳 (@sssingh21) May 27, 2020