After Rangoli, now Twitterati want Babita Phogat’s account to be suspended

Babita Phogat came out all guns blazing to defend her statement against Tablighi Jamaat members and said she is no ‘Zaira Wasim’ and would not get bogged down by any kind of threat.

Written by April 17, 2020 12:49

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler and pride of the whole country Babita Phogat is again under limelight but this time for different reasons.

On Wednesday, Babita Phogat took to Twitter and wrote in Hindi: “कोरोना वायरस भारत की दूसरे नंबर की सबसे बड़ी समस्या है। जाहिल जमाती अभी भी पहले नंबर पर बना हुआ है।”

(Coronavirus is the second biggest problem in India, uncivilised Jamaati, however, are India’s number one).”

After this tweet Twitterati lost their cool and started trending different hashtags against the wrestler. The trend comes a day after Rangoli Chandel was suspended by Twitter.

Here are some tweets:


Chandel, who is the sister of actress Kangana Ranaut, attracted many complaints after she advocated violence against Muslims and “secular media”, accusing the community of attacking and killing doctors.

Rangoli Chandel's Twitter suspended over controversial tweet on Moradabad incident

Meanwhile, Babita Phogat came out all guns blazing to defend her statement against Tablighi Jamaat members and said she is no ‘Zaira Wasim’ and would not get bogged down by any kind of threat.

Her remarks came a day after people started asking Twitter to suspend her account for posting controversial comments on the micro-blogging site. In her tweet, Phogat had used a hashtag, which ended up offending many people on the platform.

“Over the past few days, I posted a few tweets, after that, I started to get threatening messages on my social media handles, I would like to tell them that I am no Zaira Wasim, I would not get threatened, I have always fought for my country, I stand by my tweets, I wrote nothing wrong,” Phogat told ANI.

“I posted the tweets who spread the coronavirus, I would like to ask all of you to tell me whether it isn’t true that Tablighi Jamaat members indeed spread coronavirus, if they had not gathered, we would have gotten rid of the virus by now. I will always speak the truth, she added.