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Sai Pallavi issues clarification on her recent comments; says violence in any form is wrong

The Virata Parvam clarified her remarks in an interview on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, which didn't go well with a section of people 

  • P Sangeetha

Last Updated: 05.57 AM, Jun 19, 2022

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Sai Pallavi issues clarification on her recent comments; says violence in any form is wrong
Sai Pallavi in a still from Virata Parvam

Virata Parvam actress Sai Pallavi has issued a clarification on her remarks in an interview on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, which didn't go well with a section of people. During an interview to the YouTube channel Great Andhra, where Sai Pallavi was promoting her recent release, Virata Parvam ( a love story set against the backdrop of the Naxalite movement in Telangana), the actress said that she had watched the film, The Kashmir Files, and said that the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the '90s was wrong. She added that similarly, cow vigilantism, where innocent people are lynched, too, is wrong. The actress faced both bouquets and brickbats for her comment. While some applauded her for speaking up, her comments created a stir among some who said that two issues cannot be likened.

The actress dropped a video on her Instagram page last evening, in which she said that she will now have to think twice before speaking her heart because she is anxious that her words might be misinterpreted. She said, "In a recent interview, I was asked if I was a supporter of the left wing or the right wing and I had stated that I believe I am neutral. We need to be good human beings first and the oppressed need to be protected at any cost."

She added, " As I elaborated on the subject, I quoted two issues that had an impact on me and left me traumatised for days. After I watched The Kashmir Files, I had the opportunity to speak with the director and I remember telling him that I was disturbed. I would never belittle a tragedy like a genocide as there are generations of people who are still affected by it. Having said that, I can never come to terms with mob lynching incident during the pandemic because I remember seeing that video and being shaken. I believe that violence in any form is wrong and violence in the name of any religion is a huge sin. It was disturbing to see that many had justified the mob lynching."

She said that no one had the right to take anyone's life, " I don't think anyone has the right to take another person's life. Being a medical graduate, I believe that all lives are equal. I hope a day doesn't come when a child is scared of his or her identity. I hope we are not heading towards that."

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