Cricketer Mohammad Kaif was attacked by Islamists for urging people who were spewing venom over the Bhoomi Pujan which marks the beginning of construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya to spread the message of love and dignity instead.
Growing up in Allahabad,a city with Ganga-Jamuna culture,I loved watching Ramlila-a tale of compassion,co-exsistence,honour and dignity.Lord Ram saw goodness in everyone and our conduct should reflect his legacy.Don’t allow the agents of hate to come in the way of love and unity.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2020
Taking to Twitter, Kaif said that having grown up in Allahabad, now known as Prayagraj, in Uttar Pradesh, he has seen the ‘Ganga-Jamuna culture’ (a culture where communities live peacefully together). Kaif said that as a child he used to enjoy the Ram Lila which is celebrated ahead of Diwali. “Lord Ram saw goodness in everyone and our conduct should reflect his legacy.Don’t allow the agents of hate to come in the way of love and unity,” he tweeted.
However, even when Kaif did not explicitly celebrate the Ram Mandir construction, radicals attacked him for urging the same radicals to not spew hate.
Yaar what went wrong with UP? Why is it producing so many Muslims without any self respect? Learn to look down on idol worship instead of glorifying this absolutely depraved and sick act. Humanity should be free of this evil perversion. https://t.co/VRMNML63oQ— Day of Darkness (@brumbyoz) August 5, 2020
He was accused by one ‘brumbyoz‘ of being a Muslim without self respect. He is quite popular amongst Congress supporters and other Islamists like Rana Ayyub.
Some insinuated that this is his tactic to get into active politics.
Masks falling and flying all over the place today. Expected tha tho.— زين (@MallickZ08) August 5, 2020
He was also accused of indulging in ‘majority appeasement’.
Laaage rahoo, untill you get the ticket into politics. Have more bites of love and unity.— Yousuf khan afroz (@YAfroz) August 5, 2020
Unity is accomplished when you see everyone as equal.
You can’t bowl without ball.
You can’t bat without the bat.
Likewise you can’t run the country without the unity.
Be careful mate, the boundary that separates a Momin from a Munafiqoon is very thin.— faisal (@HajiMalcolmX) August 5, 2020
No amount of majority appeasement will help in your Akhirah.
May be you realise this one day if you’re of sound mind & intellect
Some even tried to instigate him into hating on Lord Ram instead.
They changed the name of your Allahabad….they changed the very existence of Muslims…But keep on with your bullshit of Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb while they kill and lynch your brothers in faith. https://t.co/tKQAuFDJ37— Drunk Journalist (@drunkJournalist) August 5, 2020
His identity as a Muslim was also questioned.
The ‘liberals’ today have decided to put up a blank red profile picture to mark the Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Mandir. He was also called a ‘sarkari Muslim’ for appealing for love and unity.
If a Muslim considers and calls Ram “Lord” , is he even a Muslim anymore? https://t.co/cFukAqrEXC— Jagrity Sablok (@jagritysablok1) August 5, 2020
If appealing for peace and unity is mocked upon as ‘sarkari’ (government) things, one wonders what exactly would be part of their agenda.
//love and unity//— Faisal (@fraina1510) August 5, 2020
Lmao sarkari Muslim https://t.co/SqBVMBYzO3
Mohammad Kaif gets attacked by Islamists
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif time and again gets attacked by Islamists only for exercising his right to expression and no toeing their line of hate. On International Yoga Day, when Kaif participated in Yoga, he was asked to perform namaz (Islamic prayer) instead. He was also attacked for supporting PM Modi’s call for Janta Curfew and thanking healthcare workers amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.