Although India claims to be the largest democracy of the world, discrimination on racial, religious, or creed basis is rampant in the country. The celebrities who have the utmost respect and dignity in the country are not safe from the blades of prejudice let alone the common man. Irfan Pathan, the eminent cricketer of India also talked about the racism.
The prominent cricketer said on Twitter, “Racism is not restricted to the color of the skin. Not allowing to buy a home in society just because u have a different faith is a part of racism too…”
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 9, 2020
Imagine, how bleak the picture of Indian minorities is in the country. Soon after the Modi regime revoked article 370 and 35 A from the Indian constitution, the religious discrimination against Muslims reached a peak.
The saga of Shabana Azmi
Earlier, the actress, Shabana Azmi also stated the same fact in one of her interviews. She said, think there is not enough understanding of the fact that in a democracy how you treat the security of the minority must be a very important part of the success of a democracy. You can’t only make token gestures and actually let them be in the state that they are as the Rajinder Sachar Committee report shows.”
She added, “So what happened is token gestures are made but real issues are never addressed.”
“I wanted to buy a flat in Bombay and it wasn’t given to me because I was a Muslim and I read the same about Saif (Ali Khan). Now, I mean, if Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi cannot get a flat in Bombay because they are Muslims, then what are we talking about?”
Indian cricket team also discriminates
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Sharma captioned the Instagram post “Me, bhuvi, kaluu and gun sunrisers,”
Former West Indies skipper Daren Sammy talked about racial discrimination in a video message. He said, “You know it was degrading and so instantly I remembered that when I played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and 2014 I was being called the same word he described that was degrading to us black people.”
“I will be messaging those people, you guys know who you are. I must admit at that time when I was being called that, I didn’t know what it meant, I thought the word meant strong stallion or whatever it is, and I saw no problems because I was ignorant about what it meant.
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So recently I discovered a word that I was being called was not what it actually meant I need some answers. So before I start calling out names I need these individuals to reach out and please tell me there’s another meaning to that word and when I was being called it,it was all in love. #blackandproud #blackandconfident #clarasboy #saynotoracism #stopracism #cricketer #stlucia
“But every time I and Thisara Perera was called with that word, there was laughter at that moment. Me being a team man, I thought teammates are happy, so it must be something funny,” said the Zalmi Star in PSL.
Above all, racial discrimination in Indian cricket is evident. The propagator of the world’s largest democracy is actually an oppressor of minorities.
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