Stand-up comedian Mallika Dua is someone who is not new to controversy and has once again been at the centre of it with her FB post which has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism.
The recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that took the lives of 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has left the entire country in a state of shock and people have been outraging on social media as well throughout the country.
Dua, in a video on Facebook, said, “These people who are saying that ‘humare log shaheed ho gaye, aap apne life normally kaise jee rahe ho (our people have been martyred, how can you live your life normally)’… people are saying this to each other; not just to me, it’s all over social media. There is a group of people who are violently in protest of the fact that people are showing their lives the way they are.”
“Now my point is, every day there are people who die of hunger, bhukmari, berozgaari, depression… there are so many reasons why people die; not just in India, but all over the world. You keep going about your life like you do, right? Are those lives any less important? Or are we being insensitive? Do we not care because we are posting things on social media? What is this logic? Yeh kya nonsense chal rahi hai ki poora desh ro raha hai aur tum has rahi ho?” Dua is heard saying in the video on Facebook.
The video, since the time it was published on social media, has already received about 60,000 views and more than 500 shares.
Along with the video, Mallika wrote, “To all the nakli nationalists and keyboard patriots, you don’t get to decide who’s Indian and who’s not. Especially those of you hell bent on destroying the secular fabric of this country really need to shut your mouths before giving others unsolicited Gyaan on being Indian. Tum hum se zyaada hindustaani nahin aur hum tumse kam Hindustaani nahi. It’s very convenient to be a keyboard warrior when it’s someone else shedding blood on your behalf.”
In the near-5-minute video, Mallika also slams the ‘nakli nationalists’ for criticising her, “Phir toh saare saal humein mourning mein rehna chahiye na? Our politicians are also living normally. So what is this lecturebaazi people are doing? Stop policing each other on social media, guys, it’s bulls**t. There’s enough and more reasons to mourn every day, but life goes on.”
The video received more than 1,300 comments, most of them from people slamming Mallika for her ‘insensitivity’.
Here is how people responded to the post.