Former Indian cricket team player Mohammad Kaif today took to Twitter and urged people to not malign religion by taking part in violent activities. Following his tweet, a large number of social media users supported Kaif and his positive message and also gave it back to some people who tried to troll the former Indian cricketer.
Mohammad Kaif took a stand on the ongoing unrest in Basirhat city, a municipality in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.
Kaif tweeted that the rioting taking place in the city which has resulted in property damage worth crores, is against the teaching of Prophet Mohammad. He also mentioned that Prophet is too great to be defended with a response over a Facebook post.
Prophet Sahab is too great to b defended against a FB post.Damaging property worth crores&violence is absolutely against his teachings.Shame
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 6, 2017
Following Kaif’s tweet, here’s how Twitterati reacted:
True.We must limit ourselve in sharing religious prospectus in social media,it is damaging the society where we live together. #SpreadPeace
— Anzal Khan (@BeingAnzalKhan) July 6, 2017
Why can’t we have more of you!!!!
— Anirudh (@eaniman) July 6, 2017
If only people could take such enlightened views as you it will enhance the image of Islam to outsiders… https://t.co/4BiDRdG2EI
— Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) July 6, 2017
@ashokepandit respect Mohammad Kaif . What a great and simple words . Truly deserves loud applause. Great .
— Chanakya (@chankya_bharat) July 6, 2017
India needs more sensible person like you. ___
— Manas Paul __ (@ManasPaul1) July 7, 2017
Violent clashes erupted in Basirhat after a Class 10 student updated a controversial picture on Facebook, although the boy was detained by police but the violence hasn’t abated.
Meanwhile, West Bengal police arrested a clutch of prominent politicians today to prevent them from visiting violence-hit Basirhat.
Police arrested BJP leaders Roopa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee near the Kolkata airport when they insisted on proceeding to Basirhat, around 12 kilometres from the Bangladesh border that has seen violence by Muslim mobs and retaliatory attacks over four days.