Feroze Khan, when you empathise with a 'but', there's a problem

Feroze Khan, when you empathise with a 'but', there's a problem

Netizens aren't happy with the timing of his tweets in which he mentions "tough times" in India but also brings up Kashmir.
26 Apr, 2021

As India's new coronavirus infections continue to hit record peaks, many countries including Pakistan, Britain, Germany and the United States have pledged to send urgent medical aid to fight the crisis overwhelming its hospitals.

Across the border, Pakistanis are sending love and prayers as heart-wrenching videos and pictures emerge of Indians struggling for their lives. Feroze Khan too showed empathy but there were a few issues with his message:

"I am sure it’s tough time in India and I pray for humanity everywhere. But just imagine what Kashmir has been going through and why?" he questioned.

To begin with, his first half of the message seems to trivialise the enormous scale of devastation India is undergoing right now. Two, why add a 'but' in your message of empathy and bring up Kashmir in the same tweet?

No one is denying that Kashmiris have gone through continuous oppression and violations of their basic rights but when you're talking about one tragedy (the one in India), don't correlate it to the other.

People on Twitter also asked the actor to keep politics out of a major crisis, pointing out innocent people who were losing their lives had nothing to do with the atrocities in Kashmir.

However, that didn't sway the actor's opinions.

"Kashmir is out of oxygen since god knows when. They just are not a nuclear power so we don’t talk much about it. Face with tears of joy they’ve been caged and killed dirty," he said. "Again I am praying for humanity in India and in Kashmir!"

After facing heavy criticism and backlash from fans who called his tweets insensitive and against basic human decency at a time like this, Khan then responded to a fan who pointed out how he should be praying for humanity instead of spreading unnecessary hate.

"I have prayed for humanity there and everywhere. But I would still not wanna be quiet for a few likes and views," he said, making references to his serial Khuda aur Muhabbat which is currently on air.

"The drama could fail too and I would still not want innocent to be killed, suppressed and caged. Praying for everyone everywhere," he added.

We understand his frustration about the atrocities in Kashmir, but empathy costs nothing. There are many celebrities praying for people in India and encouraging people not to lose hope who still believe that India is in the wrong on the Kashmir issue.

You don't have to give up your stance on Kashmir to show kindness in India's time of great need.


ijaz mir Apr 26, 2021 04:11pm
Stay blessed FerozeKhan,
Sid Apr 26, 2021 04:17pm
Yes I am with him, for Kashmiri people it’s double misery, corona and restrictions, no business and earning. I don’t know how they are living without basic needs. Indian government should eased some restrictions from Kashmir in these deadly crisis, they are human as well. They also need basic human rights. People who trolling against him should be shamed for not double standards. All humans are equal either Kashmiri or non Kashmiri
Talha Apr 26, 2021 04:20pm
"No one is denying that Kashmiris have gone through continuous oppression and violations of their basic rights but when you're talking about one tragedy (the one in India), don't correlate it to the other." The writer also used the word "but" there! The truth is Indians have been brainwashed to hate Pakistanis and they constantly hatch plots against Pakistan. Just recently the civil war trends were being propagated by Indians and we don't know if there was another Kulbhushen involved in the recent Quetta bombings. The real victims I feel are the Indian public who have been blinded and brainwashed by their government and they still defend this government as India sets global records for Covid with countless loves being lost in India. Sympathies for the common man suffering from Covid and delusion by their government. No sympathies for the oppressive, arrogant and manipulative Indian government.
Ali Mehdi Apr 26, 2021 04:26pm
The same click showing a Mona Lisa’s mile for the last 5 years or so about time to show how pandemic has treated him this far.
Shams Apr 26, 2021 04:59pm
There is no denying that Kashmiri Muslims have suffered the most for the past several years but there are other Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits in the rest of India who are also suffering ever since Modi/RSS took over.
haris Apr 26, 2021 05:14pm
I don't understand why Feroze Khan has been criticized here. Calamity brings people together, remind us of our mistakes and re-think of our rough behavior towards others. This is what Feroze Khan is trying to remind.
Sid Apr 26, 2021 06:00pm
@Talha Indian Kashmir people lives in India and they called Indian not Pakistani. How can you separate them? Or if they are independent nation?
Ajaz Apr 26, 2021 06:38pm
Some celebrities only care about the money they can make in India. Who cares about their views.
Pacair Apr 26, 2021 06:46pm
Message to all Pakistanis, keep your fake sympathy to yourself. India will get out of this pandemic without any sympathy from you
Shahzad Apr 26, 2021 06:47pm
He did the right thing His critiques should be ashamed for their double standards
Meme Apr 26, 2021 07:51pm
Writter seems biased towards india,what he said is correct,indians have oppressed kashmiris for 60 years plus how can people pray for india?killed innocent children nd adults nd our people praying for the zalim,very sad,our prayers should be with kashmiris nd not oppressors
Meme Apr 26, 2021 07:52pm
He is right
Aaw Apr 26, 2021 08:29pm
Feroze khan is right. There is nothing wrong in calling a spade a spade. Furthermore, india is not more important to us than kashmir. It seems dawn is being run by kalbhushan yadhav.
Zaraq Apr 26, 2021 10:10pm
Had the situation been other way round, no one would have bashed the fellow Indian celebrity. We Pakistanis tend to forget the boundaries and try to be extra nice which is obviously not reciprocated.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Apr 26, 2021 10:17pm
In any scholarly literature, there is no but.
Jalal Syed Apr 27, 2021 02:44am
I mean how dumb, frustrated and confused folks are that they read the statement but don't understand it actually. Am not hard core fan of him, but I would rather support his stance. Look he firstly prayed for them and then turned ppl's attention to a very serious node. Indian fascist, RSS ideological govt had imposed lockdown in IIOJ&K since there were no signs of COVID-19. They have been butchered, humiliated, suppressed but dumb folk is ok with that. We all pray for humanity.
Nidz Apr 27, 2021 04:08am
I dont know what is wrong ?? Why people are suddenly so sensistive bcz he talked about kashmir which the indian people always want and try to put under the carpet?? In kashmir, innocent people are also dying and being made to live under harsh circumstances imposed just my few sick minds at the top and all those things can be removed by few actions....whereas this is a calamity that is not in ones can still react to make the life of few atleast better if you think they are humans.... nonsense is what and how people are reacting
ssa Apr 27, 2021 04:57am
He is absolutely right; that is the only real issue between these nations, our brothers in Kashmir are in lockdown for almost 2 years with brutal military oppression, we cannot and will not abandon them, come what may.
Majid Apr 27, 2021 05:03am
Feroz khan is on right side how can we ignore the brutal behavior of a nation, yes nation .how many in India raise their voice in support of kashmiries . many people support him as well on twitter , do you have count that either supporters are more are the are biased and enforcing just your own point of view nothingelse
kABEELAKHAN Apr 27, 2021 01:46pm
@Pacair and you live in your fools paradise , thinking of India as some supernatural people!
hammad alvi Apr 27, 2021 10:43pm
Nice Post