google playGoogle
app storeiOS
settings icon
profile icon

Ramya comes to the support of Sai Pallavi, who's being trolled for her comments on religious persecution

What kind of twisted world are we in, asks the actor and former politician, who is also subjected to trolling then. 

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 12.57 PM, Jun 16, 2022

Ramya comes to the support of Sai Pallavi, who's being trolled for her comments on religious persecution
Ramya came in support of Sai Pallavi, but was also trolled

South actress Sai Pallavi’s recent comments on religious persecution during the promotions of her film Virata Parvam, where she allegedly compared the genocide of Kashmiri pandits with the more recent mob lynching of Muslims, got her a fair share of bouquets, but far more brickbats. The actress was incessantly trolled and became the subject of a lot of hate on social media.

In an interview with greatandhra, Sai was asked if she was ever influenced by the left wing, to which she responded in detail, saying “I grew up in a neutral family where I was taught to be a good human being. I was taught I should protect the ones who are being hurt. The oppressed should be protected. Irrespective of their stature. I have heard about the left-wing and the right-wing. But, we can never surely tell who’s wrong and who’s right. The Kashmiri Files showed how Kashmiri Pandits were killed at the time. If you are taking the issue as a religious conflict, recently a Muslim driver, who was transporting cows, was beaten up and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ So where’s the difference between these two incidents? We have to be good human beings. If we are good ones, we won’t hurt others. To answer your question, justice won’t be there either on the side of the right or the left, if you are not a good human being. I’m very neutral. So what I believe is if you are stronger than me, and you are oppressing me, then you are in the wrong. A large number of people oppressing a small group of people is wrong. A battle has to be fought between two equals.”

Netizens, of course, took offence to her comment comparing the Kashmir genocide with the “unfortunate killing of one man” , who was more often referred to as cow smuggler. Among the few celebrities who sprang to her support was Kannada and Tamil actress and former politician Ramya (Divya Spandana). Calling for a stop to the trolling and threats issued to Sai Pallavi, Ramya wonderd if women are not allowed to have opinions and that the Virata Parvam actress only said that people ought to be kind and good human beings.

Along with an article that details Sai Pallavi’s comments during a recent interview, Ramya wrote, “‘The oppressed should be protected’ @Sai_Pallavi speaking truth to power 👏🏽👏🏽The trolling & threats to @Sai_Pallavi92 must stop.Everyone is entitled to an opinion or is it that women alone aren’t? What she has said is what any decent human being would say- to be kind & to protect those who are oppressed. One can disagree with someone without being abusive. Today if one says ‘be kind’ ‘be a good human being’ one is labelled anti-national and those who say ‘Goli maaro’ and spew hatred are labelled as true heroes. What kind of a twisted world are we living in?”

The trolling and liberal hate spewing was then also targeted on Ramya’s social media post.