Mallika Dua, daughter of fake news peddler Vinod Dua who faced sexual harassment allegations during the MeToo movement, has posted a video on her Facebook account where she is seen issuing bizarre and utterly insensitive statements over the Pulwama attacks.
The whole nation went into mourning after the deadly Pulwama terrorist attack on CRPF personnel. People expressed their anger on social media and demanded vengeance for the lives of CRPF soldiers.
Dua, who claims to be a comedian, seems to have discovered an entirely new angle to outrage about. She claims that she is being stopped from living her normal life by ‘performative patriots’ who are stopping her from using her laptop, wearing her slippers and switching on the lights.
Displaying utter insensitivity towards the martyrs who laid down their lives in the dastardly attack and their grieving families, Dua went on a rant about how “people die every day”. She said, “People are not just saying these things to me, they are protesting over it. I want to ask them, people die every day of hunger, starvation, unemployment and many other causes, do we keep mourning over all of them, do we keep mourning all year. This is bullsh%$.”
She did not even stop there. She went ahead to ridicule people who are demanding action against the perpetrators of the attack and asking for the Islamic terrorists to be brought to justice. She said,” People who can’t even order a pizza are demanding justice and action against terrorists.”
She somehow seems to have conceived the idea that after the Pulwama attack, all the people who are showing their solidarity for the martyrs are also threatening Muslims and asking them to go to Pakistan. She has also made a point of showcasing her knowledge of world geography and asked, “Why are Muslims not being asked to go to Tunisia”.
Dua, who had famously been a MeToo warrior and turned against the victim the moment her own father was accused of harassment, has been drawing flack over the social media for her callous comments.
I agree with @MallikaDua that one can only show anger through keyboard and can’t do anything in real. Like she did show a lot of anger for #MeToo accused only till her father also got accused, then she couldn’t do anything in real. ?
— Maithun Bhaukaal (@Being_Humor) February 17, 2019
Among all outrage, @MallikaDua is giving long lectures. Nothing new, same posts all communists and left liberals are posting.
But trivializing a martyr to normal deaths in country, and saying its usual and daily stuff.?
— The Bong Head (@TheBongHead) February 17, 2019
She was also called out for not questioning her father when he faced molestation charges.
Her father is a journalist, was charged with molestation afterwards. Didn’t have enough guts to question him. Aur army ke maamlo me aise gyaan dene ajaenge. I’m so sad that our soldiers died fighting for people like her.
— Shivanshi Dixit (@ShivanshiDixit) February 18, 2019
Several self-proclaimed secular liberals have been trying to shift the narrative of Islamist terrorism and bring innovative angles into their usual propaganda against Hindu nationalists and the Modi government. However, Dua’s recent rant displays that in their haste to malign nationalist sentiments and exonerate Islamist fanaticism, some of these liberals have crossed the lines of sanity into the realms of hallucinations and abnormal behaviour.