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“Why do they discriminate when the virus doesn’t,” Mehwish Hayat on India fueling Islamophobia with COVID19

Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has never shied away from speaking out against the wrong. The actress has called out injustice against Pakistan and Muslims on a number of international platforms and continue to raise such concerns on her social media as well.

Recently, the Punjab Nahi Jaungi actress shared how the neighboring country had been busy in promoting Islamophobia wrapped up in the conspiracy theories for coronavirus in India.

“Just came across this article. When the world is uniting to fight against a common enemy, our neighbours are using this pandemic as a way of spewing further hatred & dividing ppl. Why do they discriminate when the virus doesn’t? This is Shameful,” wrote Mehwish on her Twitter while she shared an article that talked about coronavirus conspiracy theories arising in India with Muslims as targets.

While the whole world is busy in fighting against COVID19, our neighbors across the border, are busy building another conspiracy against Muslims. A disrespectful and shameful act indeed on behalf of the worlds largest democracy, as they claim themselves to be. 

According to the article Muslims in India have now seen their businesses across the country, volunteers distributing rations have been called “coronavirus terrorists”, and others are being accused of spitting in food and infecting water supplies with the virus. Posters have appeared barring Muslims from entering certain neighborhoods in states as far apart as Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh.

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