Indian tennis star Sania Mirza took to Instagram to condemn the barbaric terror attack on the convoy of CRPF security personnel. She was in utter shock after hearing the news of this tragedy and termed it as black day for India.
“I stand with the CRPF jawaans and their families, my heart goes out to them and they are our true heroes who protect our country. 14th February was a black day for India and I hope we never have to see another day like this, no amount of condolences can make any of this better,” Sania Mirza said in a lengthy post on Twitter.
As many as 42 soldiers lost their lives when an explosive-laden car rammed into one of the buses carrying CRPF men. She further added that celebrities doesn’t need to condemn an attack publicly to prove their patriotism.
“This post is for those people who think that as celebrities we need to ‘condemn’ an attack, tweet and Instagram and be all over social media to prove that we are patriotic and care about our country. Why? Cause we are celebs and some of you are frustrated individuals who have nowhere else to target your anger towards and grab every opportunity to spread more hate?
Sania continued: “I don’t need to condemn an attack publicly, or come and scream from roof tops or all over social media that we are against terrorism. Of course we are against terrorism and anyone that spreads it. Any person in their right frame of mind is against terrorism and if they are not then that’s a problem!”
“This day will not be forgotten and neither shall it be forgiven but yes I will stay pray for peace and you should too instead of spreading more hate. Anger is good as long as it’s being channeled into something productive,” added Sania.
“You are achieving nothing by trolling other people. There was no place for terrorism in this world and there never will be. Find you way to serve the nation instead of sitting and swearing and judging public figures for how many posts they have posted about the tragedy!
“Do your bit and we are doing out bit without announcing on social media! Yes that’s a thing too. Prayers and peace,” Sania concluded.
She was soon targeted by trolls for expressing herself. Wife of Shikhar Dhawan, Ayesha has come out in her support and even shared Sania’s post before penning down condolence message for the martyred bravehearts.