#TalkToAMuslim: Why Is This Hashtag Trending On Twitter Right Now

To end the politics of religion and hate?

After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Congress of being a ‘party of Muslims’, its president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday responded to the allegations with a tweet saying “I love all living beings. I am the Congress.” Gandhi, who is being targetted by BJP leaders after an Urdu newspaper quoted him saying ‘Congress is a party of Muslims’, tweeted this in his defence:

Gandhi’s tweet might not have ended the political slugfest between the two political parties but it surely has initiated a user-generated Twitter trend to end the politics of hate and communalism.

Many users tweeted began tweeting this:

Even artists and celebrities joined the movement:








Even non-Muslims joined the cause:

However, some weren’t very happy with the idea though: