Marvi Sirmed’s insensitive Tweet leaves netizens fuming, while hashtag #ArrestMarviSirmed_295C is trending on top on Saturday.
Marvi Sirmed, who is a famous and outspoken Pakistani Journalist and human rights activist, made a sarcastic comment about the state’s practice of enforced disappearances in Balochistan that was taken by many Pakistani’s in blasphemy’s context.
The political activist in her later tweet shared the English translation of her remarks said in Urdu and questioned how her words fell in the context of blasphemy?
The tweet which is generating a lot of abuse, blasphemy allegations and threats. For those who don't read urdu:— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) August 22, 2020
Mullah told Jesus Christ didn't die, he was picked up by God.
A simpleton asked: Was Jesus a Baloch?
For Pete's sake, how it is blasphemous? How???? https://t.co/qzdY6BXq0a
She also shared that same comments were also being shared by many other people on Twitter as well, but there was not the same response towards them:
Other tweets with same joke a day before I did: https://t.co/cwGD0FsQuQ— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) August 22, 2020
This and few others had tweeted the same satirical joke before me. But guess a woman that too, Marvi Sirmed, has to be the target of abuse and insults and blasphemy allegations. What a hypocrite nation. https://t.co/N1Ipoh5nEk— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) August 22, 2020
However, the netizens furious Pakistani are sharing their rage over Marvi Sirmed’s insensitive remarks and demand strict action to be taken against her:
پیغمبروں کو اس طرح مذاق میں نہیں لانا چاہیے۔ آپ کسی مذہب کے پیروکاروں کی دل آزاری کر سکتی ہیں۔ سب پیغمبر برابر احترام کے لائق ہیں۔— Harvest goddess (@Harvestgoddess7) August 22, 2020
This should not be tolerated in Islamic Republic of Pakistan and in Riyasat-e-Madina. Strict action needed otherwise another Ghazi Faisal will decide. Now the government has a chance to punish this prostitute by imposing 295C— Rabbiya Chaudhary (@RomeoCharlie29) August 22, 2020
Why officials don't speak against blasphemy?— خانہ بدوش (@KhanaBadosh92) August 22, 2020
This bullshit is spreading like a cancer in society.@ImranKhanPTI@OfficialDGISPR @OfficialDPRPP @ICT_Police #ArrestMarviSirmed_295C pic.twitter.com/eyJa2CiuaL
We condemned the dirty women Marvi on the behalf of her joke twit regarding "Jesus Esa"— Ali Bari 🇵🇰 (@govt_06) August 22, 2020
And we demand for registering the FIR against her, why govt pakistan did not tie her?#ArrestMarviSirmed_295C pic.twitter.com/T8oSzKuILL
Marvi Sirmed has committed blasphemy, so she should be arrested and punished according to law.#ArrestMarviSirmed_295C— Javed Iqbal Bhatti (@jiqbal84) August 22, 2020