Wrestler-turned-politician Babita Phogat on Friday claimed that she was receiving threats after her latest tweet towards the Tablighi Jamaat members, however asserted she was not scared and stood by what she mentioned. The 30-year-old worldwide wrestler, who joined the BJP final yr, mentioned, “In the latest previous, I posted some tweets after which many individuals despatched me mistaken messages over Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and Twitter and abused me, whereas some folks threatened me over cellphone.”
Phogat she that she was not actor Zaira Wasim that she would really feel scared and sit at residence. “I want to tell all these people … I am not Zaira Wasim that I will feel scared by your threats and sit at home. Your threats will not scare me, I am Babita Phogat and have always fought for my country. I will continue to do so and speak for my nation,” she mentioned in a video posted on her Twitter account.
Zaira Wasim had made her Bollywood debut with the 2016 sports activities drama Dangal together with Aamir Khan. She had performed the function of Babita’s sister, Geeta, within the biopic which was based mostly on the lifetime of Phogat sisters and their father and well-known wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The 20-year-old Srinagar-born National Award profitable actress introduced her determination to stop performing on social media in June final yr, saying it interfered together with her religion and faith.
Defending her controversial tweet, which was directed on the Tablighi Jamaat members, Phogat mentioned, “In the tweet I posted there was nothing wrong in what I said and I stand by the tweet and will also do so in the future as I wrote about those people who spread coronavirus.”
“I want to ask, don’t the Tablighi Jamaat members account for maximum cases? Had they not spread the virus, the lockdown would have been lifted by now and coronavirus would have been eradicated. “Those who have a problem in listening to the truth, they must hear that I will continue to speak and write the truth. If they don’t like listening to the truth, then they must either change their habit or get into habit of listening to the truth,” mentioned Phogat.
Meanwhile, senior BJP chief and Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij additionally blamed Tablighi Jamaat members for spike within the variety of complete optimistic circumstances which the state has registered. Of the full 221 optimistic circumstances in Haryana that features 26 international nationals, Vij has mentioned that 122 are these of the Jamaat members. “Had there not been a spike in the number of cases due to the Tablighi Jamaat members, the state would have been in a much better position today as far as the fight against COVID-19 is concerned,” Vij had mentioned earlier.