West Bengal violence: Mohammad Kaif tweets against communal clashes in Basirhat
The former cricketer tweeted that the mob violence was against the teachings of the Prophet.india Updated: Jul 16, 2017 07:09 IST
Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif joined a chorus of voices speaking out against the mob violence in Basirhat in West Bengal, condemning those who damaged property and went on a rampage in the name of the Prophet.
A Muslim mob went on a rampage on July 2, burning shops in Basirhat region over a controversial Facebook post by a 17-year-old school boy, allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammad. The boy was arrested by police, but communal clashes continued through the week, till relative calm was restored on Friday.
Kaif tweeted that the Prophet was “too great” to be defended against a Facebook post and the ensuing mob violence was against his teachings.
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
Kaif’s tweet garnered over 5,000 retweets and more than 13,000 favourited it in less than 24 hours. While the former cricketer, who had a stint as a politician, faced some trolling, most Twitter users praised his statement.
well said sir??we need take a stand for all sort of violence,irrespective of religion,dere's only 1 God,we jst call him by different names— Anindian (@Anindiantruly) July 6, 2017
Finally someone spoke true words. Don't defend your God. God didn't ask you to defend him.— Ankur Sinha (@sinhaankur) July 7, 2017
Well said Kaif Bhai! Before choosing violence, rioters should learn the meaning& importanceof Rahman(compassion) and Rahim(mercy) in Islam.— abrickinthewall (@saifeemohammed) July 7, 2017
First Published: Jul 07, 2017 16:49 IST