HYDERABAD: Many citizens from across the country including many popular faces and celebs cheered Cyberabad Police for the encounter killing of the four accused in Disha rape and murder case last week.
Badminton star Saina Nehwal took to the Twitter and saluted Hyderabad Police for the encounter. "Great work #hyderabadpolice ..we salute u", the olympian tweeted on December 6. Take a look at her tweet here:
Later, netizens pointed out and said a famous sports personality with such following should refrain from commenting on such a sensitive issue and rather study about it.
Anna M Vetticad, journalist, social commentator and film reviewer replied to Saina's tweet and wrote, “Shocked at this mindless tweet from you, @NSaina. No doubt it will get you applause, but the harm done by you who have such reach and are such a +ve role model for women is immeasurable. I request, urge, even beg you to have the humility to study an issue before commenting on it.”
Saina replied to her tweet defending her statement. Take a look at the tweets:
Later, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher left a congratulatory message to the badminton player saying he was proud of her response and asking her to ignore the criticisms around her.
Meanwhile, Puja Mehra, two-time winner of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award, took to sharing her views on Saina’s tweet. “In India, the courts are so dysfunctional now that badminton celebs are doubling up as fact-finding, criminal justice verdict-pronouncers. Conclusions reached with the same ease as starring in soaps and moisturiser promotions,” said Puja.
But, Saina, instead of reacting or replying to these critics, got away from from it all and started posting pictures of her with husband P. Kashyap at Sai Praneeth’s wedding reception!