Earlier today, our neighbouring country Sri Lanka was rocked by multiple blasts which have left over 150 people, including 35 foreigners, dead. Just a few minutes back another blast has been reported in Sri Lankan capital which has left at least two people dead. The blasts took place in churches across Columbo, Sri Lanka’s capital, on Easter Sunday, which clearly meant the blasts were carried out to attack the Christians, the minorities, on their festival to cause maximum casualties.
Sri Lanka’s police chief had issued a countrywide alert ten days prior that NJT (National Thowheeth Jama’ath), a radical Muslim group may carry out suicide attacks. The Indian government has condemned the attack and extended solidarity in the hour of grief to Sri Lanka. While everyone came together to express shock and grief with the neighbour, some were busy putting out conspiracy theories that ‘Hindus’ are behind the terror attack in Sri Lanka.
Even before any terror outfit comes out to claim responsibiity of the terror attack, Congress-supporting bigot Ashok Swain had gone ahead and said that these attacks must have been carried out by a ‘Hindu-Tamil terror outfit’, LTTE which is fighting against the ‘Buddhist-Sinhalese majoritarianism’.
Terror attack has killed at least 20 & 160 injured in 6 blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches on Easter Sunday. No one has claimed the attack, but Churches have been in the past targetted by LTTE, a Hindu-Tamil terror outfit fighting against Buddhist-Singhalese majoritarianism.
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) April 21, 2019
A filmmaker, Mohammed Asif Khan took to Twitter to say how ‘majoritarian’ terrorists choose a day of the festival to attack minorities to cause more harm.
The attack on Churches in #SriLanka during Easter celebration is not different from Christchurch attack or Mecca Masjid Blast in India.
Majoritarian terrorists choose a day of festival to attack minorities so that they can cause more harm.
— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) April 21, 2019
And even as the so-called liberals were quick to blame the ‘Hindu’ majoritarian for attacking the minorities, a certain section of the said so-called minorities were busy celebrating the attack on the Christians and the churches.
Many were found on Facebook either celebrating the attack or blaming the Indian state and Hindus for the serial blasts in Sri Lanka.
This is not the first time Islamists have ‘celebrated’ a dastardly terror attack. Following the Pulwama attack on the CRPF convoy by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist who wanted to kill ‘cow urine drinkers’, many Indians were found celebrating the Pulwama terror attack. A Kashmiri student from Aligarh Muslim University had an FIR registered against him for an objectionable social media post on the Pulwama Terror Attack. He has been suspended by the University as well. NDTV too had suspended its Deputy News Editor for two weeks for a post that seemed to glorify the terrorist attack. The organisation had also hinted at possible further action.
That’s not all, pro-AAP video-blogger associated with propagandist YouTuber Dhruv Rathee was even caught spreading a doctored audio tape on the Pulwama attack which claimed that the terror attack was an inside job.