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Updated on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12:03 PM IST

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends on Twitter after actor compares Hindutva to Taliban terror

Actor Swara Bhasker | Photo: Instagram

Actor Swara Bhasker | Photo: Instagram

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Once again, actor Swara Bhasker has become the subject of controversy as people are demanding that she be arrested. Bhasker, on Tuesday, compared the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan to Hindutva.

She wrote on Twitter, "We can’t be okay with Hindutva terror & be all shocked & devastated at Taliban terror.. & We can’t be chill with #Taliban terror; and then be all indignant about #Hindutva terror! Our humanitarian & ethical values should not be based on identity of the oppressor or oppressed."

The tweet quickly spread on Twitter earning a lot of condemnation from people for attaching the word "terror" with Hinduism. Soon, #ArrestSwaraBhasker started to trend as thousands asked that the actor be arrested for her words.

Responding to Bhasker's tweet, one Twitter user wrote, "This is one time too many. We should not normalise equating terrorism with our Hindu identity especially when there is no iota of truth in it. #ArrestSwaraBhasker."

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Another wrote, "Such chicanery to shift the discourse from #Taliban to #Hindutva trying to equate them & yet claiming the moral high ground for doing so!"

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Here's how people are reacting to Bhasker's tweet. Have a look.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 09:27 AM IST
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